Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

What is WHO's role in the build-up to the High-level Meeting on NCDs?

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Q: What is WHO's role in the build-up to the High-level Meeting on NCDs?

A: WHO is providing technical support to the preparations of the high-level meeting, including by organizing regional consultations of Member States to secure their contributions for the landmark meeting

A key role of WHO's is to provide the evidence base of health impacts and effective interventions, on which decisions can then be made in relation to NCDs prevention and control.

In the lead-up to the High-level Meeting on NCDs, WHO will also be issuing its Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases, which will be the foundation of the call to action on NCDs, providing the latest evidence, trends and issues concerning the epidemic that will guide global and national leaders to tackle this great health and developmental threat.

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UN High-level Meeting on NCD prevention and control - 19-20 September 2011

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