European Regional Technical Consultation on Noncommunicable Disease Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation. Report of consultation
During 9–10 February 2012, 85 participants including noncommunicable disease technical counterparts from 28 Member States, 2 intergovernmental organizations, 7 WHO collaborating centres, 10 temporary advisers, observers from 5 nongovernmental organizations, the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the WHO Regional Office for Europe met for a technical discussion of targets and indicators proposed for the global monitoring framework being developed as an outcome of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases. This was intended to inform the country consultation process and gain a regional perspective relevant for monitoring and evaluation of the Action Plan for implementation of the European Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2012–2016 and Health 2020. There were also opportunities to share country and international experience on surveillance, consider integrating the social determinants of health and identify the needs of Member States in this field.