Technical meeting on addressing real-life complexities in the prevention and control of Noncommunicable Diseases, 2015. Meeting report




On 10 March 2015, 32 participants including Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) technical experts from 10 Member States, met for a technical discussion to address the increasing trend of co-existing multiple risk factors for NCDs and the complexities associated with NCD multi-morbidity. There were opportunities to share country and international experience on data-driven health monitoring that address these increasing challenges of tackling NCDs. This technical meeting also included the inauguration ceremony of the new WHO Collaborating Centre for NCD Research, Prevention and Control at the Clalit Research Institute. This new Collaborating Centre will benefit the Member States in utilizing data-driven proactive preventive models for prevention and control of NCDs.