Scale up for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases



skaila for the prevention and control of non communicable diseases tobacco use physical inactivity unhealthy diet and obesity are driving the rise in non communicable diseases in the eastern Mediterranean region to reverse this rise each country must scale up implementation of the UN political declaration for prevention and control of non communicable diseases guided by the regional framework for action the framework has been our roadmap since its inception in 2012 it provides countries with strategic interventions to implement the four areas of governance prevention surveillance and health care the framework also includes a set of indicators to measure progress made in these four areas these indicators have been aligned with the ten global indicators making it easier for countries to monitor and report on progress in the short and long term so how can countries scale up implementation by using w-h-o tools and guidance to facilitate action on the interventions in each of the frameworks for areas of work in the area of governance the w-h-o global action plan provides countries with guidance on developing multi sectoral action plans and setting national targets for 2025 it also provides countries and other stakeholders with a roadmap and menu of policy options which were implemented collectively between 2013 and 2020 will contribute to progress on lying global targets to be attained in 2025 including a 25% reduction in premature deaths from non-communicable diseases by 2025 in the area of prevention w-h-o provides countries with guidance on implementation of best buys to reduce the risk factors for non communicable diseases w-h-o supports countries to implement for tobacco demand reduction measures reduce unhealthy diet improve physical activity and promote breastfeeding the available tools are the w-h-o Framework Convention on tobacco control empower policies global strategy on diet physical activity and health policy statements and recommendations for reducing sugar salt and fats international code of marketing of breast milk substitutes and a dashboard of priority legal interventions to address non communicable diseases in the area of surveillance the w-h-o surveillance framework for non communicable diseases provides countries with guidance on developing a national surveillance scheme the framework has three major components monitoring exposure to risk factors and determinants monitoring outcomes in terms of disease and death and assessing health system capacity and response which also includes national capacity to prevent non communicable diseases using the surveillance framework w-h-o supports countries to develop a functioning system for generating reliable cause specific mortality data conduct steps or a comprehensive health examination survey on a regular basis and strengthen cancer registries in the area of health care waho provides countries with guidance to reorient and strengthen health systems to address non communicable diseases prioritizing cost-effective interventions with a focus on strengthening integration of non communicable diseases in primary health care both in stable and emergency settings the available two is the package of essential non communicable disease interventions for primary health care for emergency settings w-h-o is developing an emergency healthcare kit for non communicable diseases that includes the necessary essential medicines and technologies to maintain continuity in treatment for ten thousand people during three months in areas where regular supply of drugs and technologies has been disrupted so what's next each country should continue scaling up implementation of the UN political declaration guided by the regional framework for action also countries must continue to monitor and evaluate their progress in the frameworks for areas of governance prevention surveillance and health care to deliver on our short and long term commitments for 2018 and 2025 for 2018 we need to deliver on our fourth time-bound commitments of setting national targets developing multi sectoral plans to achieve these targets reducing risk factors for non communicable diseases and strengthening health systems to address these diseases for 2025 we need to deliver on the nine voluntary global targets to reduce deaths from non-communicable diseases by 25 percent together we can deliver on our commitments and prevent and control non communicable diseases scale up for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases visit WWE are OWA Joe int slash NCDs for more information

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