WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of NCDs

The WHO GCM/NCD Working Group on health education and health literacy for NCDs (Working Group 3.3, 2016-2017)

The WHO GCM/NCD Working Group on health education and health literacy for NCDs (Working Group 3.3,2016-2017) was formed under Objective 3 of the GCM/NCD 2016-17 work plan to provide a forum to identify barriers and share innovative solutions and actions for the implementation of the global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013–2020 and to promote sustained actions across sectors.

Action 3.3:

Establish a Working Group in 2017 to recommend ways and means of encouraging Member States and non-State actors to promote health education and health literacy for noncommunicable diseases, with a particular focus on populations with low health awareness and/or literacy,4 and taking into account the cost-effective and affordable interventions for all Member States contained in Appendix 3 of the WHO global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013–2020.

The Working Group is co-chaired by the following representatives of two Member States, one from a developed country and one from a developing country, appointed in consultation with Member States:

  • Dr Lixin Jiang, Assistant Director of the National Centre for Cardiovascular Diseases; Co-Director of China Oxford Centre for International Health Research; Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet China
  • Professor Sergey Boystov, Director, National Research Center for Preventive Medicine, Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation