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MMI joins the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the prevention and control of NCDs (GCM/NCD)

MMI joins the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the prevention and control of NCDs (GCM/NCD)

Basel, November 2014. In September 2011, Heads of State and Government adopted the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of NCDs and committed themselves to establish national multisectoral national policies and plans for the prevention and control of NCDs.

To accelerate national efforts to address NCDs, the World Health Assembly adopted nine concrete global targets for 2025, and endorsed a set of actions organized around the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020, which, when implemented collectively by Member States, international partners and WHO, will help to attain a global target of a 25% reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2025 and achieve the commitments made by Heads of State and Government in September 2011.

Terms of reference for the establishment of a WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs were endorsed by the World Health Assembly in May 2014. The scope and purpose of the WHO GCM/NCD are to facilitate and enhance coordination of activities, multistakeholder engagement and action across sectors in order to contribute to the implementation of the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013–2020. The WHO GCM/NCD is led by Member States. Other participants include United Nations organizations, as well as non-State actors.

Referring to an open call published by the WHO, and based on a Board decision, the Medicus Mundi International Network expressed its interest to join the Global Coordination Mechanism as a "non-State actor". Recently we were informed by the WHO secretariat that MMI is accepted as a GCM/NCD participant.

MMI Network: Key affiliations and partnerships
MMI contact for CGM/NCD: Mariska Meurs, Wemos

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