Strengthening partnerships for integrated prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: the SEANET-NCD meeting
Other TitlesReport of the meeting, Chandigarh, India, 15-19 June 2009
AbstractThe SEA Regional Network for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (SEANET-NCD) that in Chandigarh, India, in June 2009 to strengthen partnerships in formulating and implementing national policies, strategies and programmes for integrated prevention and control of NCDs. The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, which is a WHO Collaborating Centre on Research and Capacity Building in Chronic Respiratory Diseases, provided support. The meeting reviewed (i) the progress made in the implementation of the resolution of the Sixtieth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia on scaling up prevention and control of NCDs; (ii) a draft instrument for monitoring and evaluation of national NCD prevention and control programmes; and (iii) a draft set of recommendations on the marketing of food and onalcoholic beverages to children. In addition, the regional NCD research agenda was discussed. Participants from nine Member States attended the meeting. In addition, heads of WHO Collaborating Centres in the area of NCDs, and WHO staff from headquarters, the Regional Office, and country offices also attended. The participating global, regional and national partner agencies and organizations indicated their commitment to tackle NCDs by strengthening collaborative work. The meeting recommended that the Member States should advocate inclusion of NCDs in the Millennium Development Goals, strengthen partnerships, and mobilize required resources to tackle NCDs and implement the regional NCD research agenda.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2009). Strengthening partnerships for integrated prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: the SEANET-NCD meeting. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206424