Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

First global ministerial conference on healthy lifestyles and NCDs control

28-29 April 2011, Moscow, the Russian Federation

Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, and Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russian Federation, at the ministerial conference, Moscow 2011

Moscow conference puts global focus on NCDs

The conference is a key milestone in the international campaign to curb the impacts of cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and chronic lung diseases. It is jointly organized by the Russian Federation and WHO, and takes place on 28-29 April 2011, Moscow, the Russian Federation.

The aim of the conference:

Its aim is to support Member States develop and strengthen policies and programmes on healthy lifestyles and NCD prevention. These efforts are based on the Global strategy for the prevention and control of NCDs and its action plan, which include multisectoral and innovative approaches in prevention and care.

The conference has three main goals:
  • to highlight the magnitude and socio-economic impact of NCDs;
  • to review international experience on NCD prevention and control; and
  • to provide evidence on the pressing need to strengthen global and national initiatives to prevent NCDs as part of national health plans and sustainable development frameworks.

The conference is also being held in the lead up to the United Nations General Assembly High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases on 19-20 September 2011.

Conference contacts

World Health Organization - NMH
20 Avenue Appia
1211 Geneva 27

Paul Garwood

Alexey Kulikov