New report assesses national capacity for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases
80% of countries in the WHO European Region have a unit, branch or department in their ministry of health with responsibility for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Over 90% of countries in the Region have funding for the treatment and control, and surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of NCDs.
Based on the results of a global country capacity survey (CCS) conducted in 2010, “Assessing national capacity for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: report of the 2010 global survey” assesses the capacity of countries to respond to NCDs. The report analyzes the survey results in the areas of NCD infrastructure, policies, surveillance and health system capacity. Offering a global overview, some results are also provided in a regional breakdown.