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NCD_CCS_2017Assessing national capacity for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: report of the 2017 country capacity survey in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

This report presents the findings of the 2017 noncommunicable disease country capacity survey for the Eastern Mediterranean Region, which was carried out in 2017 in 22 countries of the Region with 100% response rate.

In highlighting the limitations and challenges regarding national capacity for noncommunicable disease prevention and control in the Region, the report aims to provide data which can be used to monitor progress made in relation to the objectives and recommendations of the Global action plan 2013–2020 and the four timebound commitments and 10 progress indicators of the regional framework for action. Comparisons will be made with results of the 2013 and 2015 surveys where appropriate.

Furthermore, the 2017 findings were of great assistance for the third United Nations High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in 2018, at which the General Assembly reviewed progress in noncommunicable disease prevention and control and forged a consensus on the road ahead for the period 2018–2030.

Assessing national capacity for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: report of the 2017 country capacity survey in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

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