The six objectives of NCD Action Plan
The 2008-2013 Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD Action Plan) sets out the below six objectives, actions to be implemented over the six-year period of 2008–2013, and performance indicators to guide the work of WHO at national, regional and global levels, with a particular focus on low - and middle - income countries and vulnerable populations.
To raise the priority accorded to noncommunicable disease in development work at global and national levels, and to integrate prevention and control of such diseases into policies across all government departments.
To establish and strengthen national policies and plans for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases.
To promote interventions to reduce the main shared modifi able risk factors for noncommunicable diseases : tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol.
To promote research for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases.
To promote partnerships for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases.
To monitor noncommunicable diseases and their determinants and evaluate progress at the national, regional and global levels.