12 Jun 2012
They had to:
- be of significant epidemiological and public health relevance;
- maintain coherence with major global and regional strategies;
- offer evidence-based, effective and feasible public health interventions;
- provide evidence of achievability at the country level, including in low- and middle- income countries; and
- offer data collection instruments and the potential for a baseline to be established and changes monitored over time.
According to the report, “The global targets have been limited to a small number. They will provide a foundation for global monitoring needs, with a special emphasis on ensuring feasibility of application across regional and country settings. The mortality target is highly dependent on the extent to which the four risk- factor targets will be met along with progress on other key indicators for non-communicable diseases”.
“The global targets were established following a scientific review of the current situation and trends, and a critical assessment of feasibility. Where possible, the performance of the top 10% of countries over at least the last 10 years was used to set a target. The baseline year for monitoring progress is 2010 and the target year is 2025. The global targets are presented in terms of relative reduction between 2010 and 2025.”