Noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors

Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs

WHO Global Dialogue on Partnerships for Sustainable Financing of Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Prevention and Control: 9-11 April 2018

WHO Global Dialogue on Partnerships for Sustainable Financing on Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Prevention and Control, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018.

6 February - WHO and the Government of Denmark will host a Global Dialogue to address the critical gap in financing for national NCD responses. The goal for this meeting is to share information on existing and potential sources of finance and development cooperation at the local, national, regional and global levels, and explore new opportunities for multistakeholder and multisectoral partnerships in order to catalyse action for effective national NCD responses.

Third webinar on Gender and Noncommunicable Diseases

A woman holds her son in an inner city community of Belize City, 2015.
WHO/s Bones

The last webinar in this series was held on 15 November 2007 and was webcast through WebEx. This webinar looked at the empowerment of women and girls through the integration of NCDs across the life course.

Communities of Practice: Health Literacy and NCDs


The GCM/NCD CoP on NCDs and Health Literacy is conducting an ongoing discussion and call for contributions. The objective of this CoP is to build expertise and improve the policy development process by gathering current and emerging information from all WHO regions and organising it in one place. It will also provide a forum for community members to interact on the basis of those materials from time to time as the need arises.

Global Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases, 18-20 October 2017


4 November - The World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Office of the President of Uruguay, and the Ministry of Health of Uruguay organized the Global Conference on NCDs on how to enhance policy coherence between different spheres of policy making that have a bearing on attaining SDG target 3.4 on NCDs by 2030. The Conference was held from 18 to 20 October 2017 in Montevideo and hosted by the President of Uruguay and co-chaired with Finland and the Russian Federation.

GCM/NCD Progress Report 2014-2016

11 October - The GCM/NCD Progress Report for 2014-2016 has been published and released. The electronic version of the report has been published online and a hard copy of the report will be made available in the coming weeks. This report highlights the achievements of the GCM/NCD over the period 2014 to 2016, thanks to the efforts of Member States, United Nations agencies, non-State actors and WHO.

Informal GCM/NCD Participant breakfast during the 70th WHO World Health Assembly, 25 May 2017


The GCM/NCD hosted an informal breakfast for the GCM/NCD participants on Thursday May 25, from 7.00 – 9.00 am at the Restaurant of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), 19 Avenue De La Paix, Geneva.

The informal breakfast was an opportunity to engage GCM Participants and invited speakers to discuss how the Global Coordination Mechanism adds value now and in the future, share updates on GCM achievements and explore upcoming opportunities for further engagement. A summary of the informal breakfast will be available shortly.

Expanding women and adolescents health: Integrating noncommunicable diseases through a lifecourse approach

WHO/L Agersnap

21 March 2017 (New York) - The 61st Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York hosted an interactive panel discussion, “Expanding women’s and adolescents’ health: Integrating NCDs through a lifecourse approach”. The event was organized and co-sponsored by the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on NCD, Colombia, Japan, Zambia, Every Woman Every Child, UNICEF, NCD Child, Conference of NGOs in consultative relationship with the UN (CoNGO), and the Taskforce on Women and NCDs. The event was well attended with roughly 120 participants. The distinguished speakers included the First Lady of the Republic of Zambia, and the Ambassadors to the UN in New York of Colombia and Japan.


The Global Coordination Mechanism on Prevention and Control of NCDs is a WHO Member State-led coordinating and engagement platform, established in 2014 by the World Health Assembly to help counteract the growing global health threat of noncommunicable diseases.


GCM/NCD activities include working groups, multi-stakeholder dialogue meetings, communities of practice, webinars, participation in NCD-related events, knowledge dissemination, and campaigns such as the Global Communications Campaign on NCDs.


The GCM/NCD participants are comprised of all WHO Member States, the United Nations and its other specialized agencies, and Non-state Actors such as non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, philanthropic foundations and eligible private sector business associations.

Contact us

Dr Bente Mikkelsen
Secretariat of the WHO GCM/NCD
Telephone: +41 22 791 36 55