Zero draft WHO global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs covering the period 2013 to 2020

Today, 31st of October 2012, the EFPC response has been send to the WHO secretariat for the "zero draft" WHO global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs covering the period 2013 to 2020. We hope this will result in more attention  for Community Oriented Primary Care in coping with the NCD epidemic and a better understanding of comorbidity issues and how a horizontal approach can help to provide the best care the populations in need of care during the Second informal consultation with Member States and UN Agencies on the 1st of November in Geneva.

See below for more background information on the "zero draft" as it has been issued by the WHO secretariat:

In response to paragraph 3.4 of World Health Assembly resolution WHA64.11 and paragraph 2.4 of Executive Board resolution EB130.R7, requesting the WHO Director-General to develop a WHO global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs covering the period 2013-2020, the WHO Secretariat has prepared a Zero Draft Action Plan for discussion during the Second informal consultation with Member States and UN Agencies on the same topic, which will be convened on 1 November 2012 at the WHO Executive Board Room in Geneva.

Member States and UN Agencies are invited to share their comments in response to the ‘Zero Draft’ Action Plan during the second informal consultation on 1 November 2012 and/or by sending an email before 1 November 2012 to ncdactionplan@who.int. Relevant NGOs and selected private sector entities are invited to share their views before 1 November 2012 using the same email address.

The outcome of the second informal consultation on 1 November 2012 will serve as an input for the WHO Secretariat to prepare a ‘First Draft’ Action Plan for submission to Executive Board in January 2013.

In particularly objective 5: "To strengthen and reorient health systems to address NCD prevention and control through people-centred primary care and universal coverage" is of a high importance for the EFPC. Page 22 - 26.

Feedback point 13: Guidance is sought from Member States on appropriate indicators to monitor global trends and to assess global progress made in the implementation of objective 5

Feedback point 14: Guidance is sought from Member States on possible modifications required concerning the proposed actions for Member States, international partners and the Secretariat in support of objective 5.