Physical activity break at NCD Alliance's event on the sidelines of WHA70, 22 May 2017, Geneva. © Gilberto Lontro / FDI

NCDA event at WHA 2017: Success Factors for NCDs - Pathways to Accelerate Progress

24th May 2017

On Monday 22 May, the NCD Alliance hosted an event in the margins of the 70th World Health Assembly focused on Success Factors for NCDs: Pathways to Accelerate Progress.

Moderated by Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief of The Lancet, the panel explored good practice and effective solutions to stimulate progress on NCDs at national and regional level; catalytic strategies in NCD prevention policies and sustainable health systems for NCDs; and highlighted the upcoming 2018 UN High-level Meeting on NCDs as the next global milestone and opportunity to review and accelerate progress.


  • Dr Aurelijus Veryga, Minister of Health, Republic of Lithuania 
  • Dr. Theresa Tam Bi, Interim Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
  • Dr Champika Wickremasinghe, Director ( Health Information), Acting Deputy Director General (NCD) 
  • Dr James Hospedales, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency 
  • Ms Paula Johns, Executive Director, ACT Health Promotion (Brazil NCD Alliance) 
  • Dr Evan Lee, Vice President Lilly Global Health

Click on the image below to access to Facebook live recordings.