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Apr 27, 2011

WHO global forum: Addressing the challenge of noncommunicable diseases

(WHO)
(WHO)

Moscow, 27 April 2011. The WHO Global Forum "Addressing the challenge of noncommunicable diseases" will bring together a wide group of stakeholders to share views and experiences to date on the challenges and opportunities in noncommunicable disease prevention, treatment and control. Global Forum participants will identify and commit to priority actions to strengthen global action to prevent and control NCDs.

Objectives of the Global Forum according to WHO:

  • Provide an opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders to discuss and share perspectives on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)
  • Understand expectations, roles and contributions of the different stakeholders in support of the September 2011 UN High-level Meeting (HLM) on NCDs and its expected outcomes, as well as activities post the HLM.
  • Update knowledge and share experience on progress in addressing NCDs including through implementing the Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of NCDs.
  • Promote ways of accelerating the implementation of actions for international and national partners under each objective of the Action Plan.
  • Mobilize a broader base of stakeholders in support of NCD prevention and control, in particular in developing countries.

The Medicus Mundi International Network will be represented at this Global Forum by Natalia Cebotarenco, Moldavia, Coalition of Rational and safe Use of Medicines (CoRsUM), a member of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN).

MMI thematic guide: Noncommunicable diseases
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