Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

Target nine of the Global Action Plan

An 80% availability of the affordable basic technologies and essential medicines, including generics, required to treat major NCDs in both public and private facilities.

The "Global monitoring framework for NCDs" will track the implementation of the NCD action plan through monitoring and reporting on the attainment of the global targets in 2015-2020. The 25 indicators and the 9 voluntary global targets of the framework provide overall direction and the action plan provides a road map for reaching the targets in countries.

Toolbox: access to essential medicines and health technologies for NCDs

This toolbox contains relevant policy and technical documents (guidelines, norms and standards) to support countries to improve access to essential medicines and health technologies for Noncommunicable Diseases. It is structured to cover key components defined in the WHO Model Framework for Access to Essential Medicines and Health Technologies and key aspects for the Procurement and Supply Management of NCD medicines. Tools available should support greater availability of affordable quality-assured, safe and effective medicines and health technologies and their rational use in countries to achieve the set target.

The toolbox is created jointly by WHO Cluster for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health and Essential Medicines and Health Products Department. It will be updated regularly as soon as new relevant publications are available.


Assessing national capacity for the prevention and control of NCDs

The NCD document repository provides access to national NCD targets, policies, and guidelines submitted by Member States to WHO. While the majority of documents were received as part of each Member State’s response to the 2015 NCD Country Capacity Survey

Tools for developing, implementing and monitoring the National Multisectoral Action Plan for NCD Prevention and Control

Key steps leading to the development, implementation and monitoring of the National Multisectoral Action Plan on NCDs.