The scope and purpose of the WHO GCM/NCD is to facilitate and enhance coordination of activities, multi-stakeholder engagement and action across sectors at the local, national, regional and global levels, in order to contribute to the implementation of the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020.
10 July 2014 -- As world leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly to assess efforts made since 2011 in controlling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, the new WHO "Noncommunicable diseases country profiles 2014" show insufficient and uneven progress. The report provides an updated overview of the NCD situation including recent trends and government responses in 194 countries.
10-11 July 2014, New York -- Ministers of Health and Foreign Affairs are meeting in New York on 10-11 July 2014 to assess whether Member States delivered on their commitments made in the 2011 Political Declaration on NCDs, to agree on the next big breakthrough to curb the avoidable burden of noncommunicable diseases and to identify concrete measures to be implemented in the coming four years.
The UN Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of NCDs coordinates the activities of the relevant United Nations funds, programmes and specialized agencies and other intergovernmental organizations, to support the realization of the commitments made by Heads of State and Government in the UN Political Declaration on NCDs, in particular through the implementation of the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020.
14 May 2015
WHO published examples of 10 case studies which illustrate the different components for action included in the draft WHO Framework for Country Action Across Sectors for Health and Health Equity which Member States will consider at the Sixty-Eighth World Health Assembly.
1 May 2015
WHO published a Technical Note which sets out 10 progress indicators which the WHO Director-General will use to report to the United Nations General Assembly in 2017 on the progress achieved in the implementation of four time-bound commitments included in the 2014 UN Outcome Document on NCDs
11 July 2014
High-level meeting of the UN General Assembly to undertake the comprehensive review and assessment of the 2011 Political Declaration on NCDs
Ministers adopted a set of time-bound measures at the United Nations General Assembly to accelerate national efforts to address NCDs
Bloomberg Philanthropies announces launch of $100 million Data for Health programme in developing countries
Informal information session on NCD indicators for the 2011 UN Political Declaration on NCDs