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Progress Report on WHO Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases

17 November 2011

This report notes progress on implementation of WHO's Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases. It is organised according to the six objectives of the strategy:

  • To raise the priority accorded to noncommunicable diseases in development work at global and national levels, and to integrate prevention and control of such diseases into policies across all government departments
  • To establish and strengthen national policies and plans for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases
  • To promote interventions to reduce the main shared modifiable risk factors for noncommunicable diseases: tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol
  • To promote research for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases
  • To promote partnerships for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases
  • To monitor noncommunicable diseases and their determinants and evaluate progress at the national, regional and global levels.

The report concludes that:

"Major advances have been made in implementing the global strategy and the action plan. The United Nations high-level meeting in September 2011 and its preceding preparatory work have made a great and unprecedented contribution to the global struggle against noncommunicable diseases and their negative socioeconomic consequences."

Progress Report -WHO Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases

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