About NCDnet

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NCDnet creation

The creation of the Global Noncommunicable Disease Network (NCDnet ) is in direct support of the Objective 5 of the NCD Action Plan that specifically calls upon Member States, WHO, and international partners and other stakeholders to promote partnerships for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases.

NCDnet mission and objectives

The mission of NCDnet is to help implement the Noncommunicable Disease Action Plan by catalysing an intersectoral, multi-level coordinated response with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries and vulnerable populations.

NCDnet components

NCDnet is composed of the WHO Secretariat staff, an International Advisory Council, WHO regional NCD networks and the NCDnet Global and Regional Forum meetings. It is supported by web-based communications tools. The main components are: