WHO Releases Discussion papers on both the NCD Action Plan 2013-2020 and the Global Monitoring Framework

30th July 2012


The WHO has posted both the discussion paper on the development of its NCD Action Plan 2013-2020 and the third discussion paper on the Global Monitoring Framework (GMF).

For the development of the NCD Action Plan 2013-2020, there will be an informal consultations  for member states and UN agencies 16-17 August, and civil society organisations are invited to submit their comments by email by 7th September. These tracks will feed into a “zero draft” plan that will be discussed at a second informal consultation meeting on 1st November which in turn will inform the WHO’s Secretariat drafting of a plan for submission to the 66th World Health Assembly in May 2013, via the Executive Board meeting in January.

For the third discussion paper of the GMF, WHO has detailed eleven target and are distinguishing between the four that have strong support (salt, tobacco, physical activity and blood pressure) but WHO has also put up for discussion six additional targets including one on essential medicines. Formal Member State consultation will take place at the end October/early November.

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NCD Action Plan 2013-2020 Discussion paper

Global Monitoring Framework Discussion paper