Better noncommunicable disease outcomes: challenges and opportunities for health systems. Country Assessment guide (2014)





This document contains guidelines for country assessments that aim to identify health system challenges and opportunities to improve outcomes for noncommunicable diseases (NCD). The guide outlines a five-step process to arrive at policy-relevant and contextualized conclusions, starting from an analysis of key indicators for NCD outcomes, which is then linked to the coverage of core population interventions and individual services. This is followed by an in-depth exploration of the health system challenges that prevent more extensive coverage with core NCD interventions and services, as well as identification of opportunities. The assessments also explore innovations and good practices that can be used for cross-country learning. The assessments conclude by producing contextualized country-specific policy recommendations.