In order to review the implementation of the action plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (2008–2013) in Member States of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, the Regional Office held a regional consultation on the development of an updated global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (2013–2020) at the Regional Office in Cairo, Egypt, from 30 June to 2 July 2012.
The current action plan covers the period 2008–2013 and will be updated next year. The 2008–2013 action plan was built around six objectives, each carrying a set of actions to be performed by the Secretariat, Member States and international partners. The three pillars of the Global Strategy are the surveillance, prevention and management of noncommunicable diseases.
The aim of the consultation was to identify new challenges, opportunities and recommended actions for Member States, international partners and WHO Secretariat that are not included in the current 2008–2013 action plan and to discuss the role of Member States in supporting the preparations for the development of an updated global action plan covering the period 2013–2020. Noncommunicable disease focal points, high level regional experts and health policy-makers from Member States participated in the meeting.
The Political Declaration of the United Nations General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases: commitments of Member States and the way forward
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