Creation of NCDnet
NCD Action Plan
In May 2008, at the 61st World Health Assembly, health ministers endorsed the Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD Action Plan).
This NCD Action Plan defines six objectives for implementation during a six-year period from 2008 to 2013. Under each objective, there are specific sets of action for WHO Member States, the Secretariat, and for the international and other partners.
Objective 5 of the NCD Action Plan specifically calls upon Member States, the WHO, and international partners and other stakeholders to promote partnerships for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases.
The action plan states that: "The building and coordinating of results oriented collaborative efforts and alliances are essential components of the global strategy."
The creation of the Global Noncommunicable Disease Network (NCDnet ) is in direct support of this Objective.
- WHO launches a new network to combat noncommunicable diseases: news release
- Executive Board resolution on prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: implementation of the global strategy [pdf 26.3kb]
- Global strategy on diet, physical activity and health: the overall goal
- WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control