Integrated surveillance of noncommunicable diseases. A European Union - WHO project (2015)



Noncommunicable diseases (NCD) make the largest contribution to the burden of disease in the WHO European Region.

A number of international organizations, such as WHO and the European Union, monitor NCD, each through its own frameworks and databases. However, there are still some information gaps and challenges that need to be addressed, from the completeness of data collections to the quality and comparability of the data.

This report is the result of the WHO project, Integrated Surveillance of Noncommunicable Diseases, the aim of which was to:

  • assess the status quo regarding NCD data and indicators in European databases,
  • provide international and national examples of good practice in NCD monitoring, and 
  • present innovative data sets and data-visualization tools.