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WHO Global Conference on Noncommunicable diseases

Date: 18–20 October 2017 
Place: Montevideo, Uruguay

World Health Organization (WHO) is organizing the Global Conference on Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs): Enhancing policy coherence between different spheres of policy making that have a bearing on attaining SDG target 3.4 on NCDs to, by 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from NCDs through prevention and treatment. The Conference is hosted by the President of Uruguay from 18 to 20 October 2017 in Montevideo.

Goal

To highlight the critical links between reducing premature deaths from NCDs and enhancing policy coherence across areas that impact the governance, prevention, management and surveillance of NCDs.

Objectives

  • To provide guidance to Member States on how to reach SDG target 3.4 by 2030 by influencing public policies in sectors beyond health and enhancing policy coherence;
  • Launch a set of new global initiatives to help countries accelerate progress in reducing premature mortality from NCDs and fast track efforts to attain SDG target 3.4;
  • Exchange national experiences in enhancing policy coherence to attain the 9 voluntary global NCD targets for 2025;
  • Highlight the health sector as the key advocate for enhancing policy coherence for the attainment of SDG target 3.4.

More information available here

Conference brochure.

Preliminary programme.

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