Integrated surveillance of Noncommunicable Diseases (iNCD)

The iNCD project is a first step in supporting European countries to report on progress towards reaching the goals of the Global Monitoring Framework on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) by optimizing the use of the European Community Health Indicators Monitoring (ECHIM) framework. The monitoring frameworks track progress in the prevention and control of major NCDs - cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases and diabetes - and their key risk factors.

iNCD will review key international databases and the degree to which they already hold data against the indicators of the monitoring frameworks, assessing their completeness and quality. Furthermore, the iNCD project will inform comparability and availability of the data broken down by age, sex and/or socioeconomic risk factors in order to address inequalities. The project would also support the reporting on the European Health Strategy Health 2020, which has a reporting framework that includes a subset of the global monitoring framework. The results will identify what is needed to strengthen monitoring of health agreed through a Member State consultation process.