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WHO global action plan for NCDs 2013-2020

Written by Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson.

Essential reading for all NGOs with an interest in NCDs. Discussion paper dated 26 July 2012 based on regional consultations in the first half of 2012. Topic updated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs covering the period 2013 to 2020. This is an informal consultation by WHO on the next global action plan.

This is a lengthy process and we will keep you up to date on the next steps. The South African Department of Health took part in the first consultation. PHANGO has requested a meeting with the Director General, Ms Malebone P Matsoso to discuss ways of collaborating on the NCDs including mental health.

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Goal: to achieve the overarching global target of 25% reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2025.

Further comment and summary of the Action Plan

WHO NCD ACTION PLAN 2013-2020 DISCUSSION DOC

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PHANGO supports the WHO's drive to improve the management and prevention of NCDs. PHANGO notifies its members of latest developments in this field and reports on local meetings.

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UN NCD declaration

Written by IAPO.

IAPO calls for urgent action following adoption UN NCD declaration.

The International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO) has called for urgent action in a statement on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The statement follows the adoption of a Political Declaration on the prevention and control of NCDs at a High-level Meeting of the UN General Assembly that concluded today. IAPO congratulates delegates on the successful adoption of the Declaration and calls upon Member States and delegates to the UN High-level Meeting of the UN General Assembly, when implementing the commitments contained within the political declaration to:

  1. Ensure the WHO Global Strategy for the Prevention and Management of NCDs addresses prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and support of ALL chronic diseases (including, for example, mental, neuromuscular, immunological, and developmental disorders as well as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, lung diseases and diabetes).
  2. Ensure effective implementation as measured by strengthened health systems (including service delivery, medical products, vaccines and technologies, health workforce, health systems financing, health information systems, and patient self-management).
  3. Ensure that the patient perspective is solicited and patients actively engaged in the design, leadership, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of effective and sustainable interventions to prevent and manage all NCDs.
  4. Ensure that patient organizations are engaged as equal partners with other stakeholders in the development, implementation, and monitoring of legislation, health policies, regulatory frameworks, strategies, guidelines, and standards for NCD prevention and management.
  5. Develop and implement, in collaboration with patients and community stakeholders, programs to improve health literacy among all populations, including the most disadvantaged.
  6. Increase research on the prevalence and incidence of NCDs and their impact on the lives of patients, families and caregivers and the translation of knowledge into meaningful actions to improve the lives of patients and families.
  7. Promote early diagnosis and treatment to reduce morbidity and mortality and improve quality of life.
  8. Ensure all policies, programs, and strategies are based on the fundamental right to patient-centered healthcare based on unique needs, preferences and values, as well as patient autonomy and independence.
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