Joint collaboration meeting on the WHO–Russian Federation project: Strengthening Health Systems for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases
During 29–30 January 2013, 15 participants including technical consultants with a scientific and practical background in noncommunicable diseases, WHO staff members from the Regional Office for Europe and headquarters as well as representatives of the project donor met for a joint collaboration meeting on the WHO–Russian Federation project: Strengthening Health Systems for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases.
The specific focus was reviewing the main outcomes of the first stage of the project and planning the next steps in implementating the project. The main focus was on implementating the three major components of the project – development of national policies, strategies and action plans on noncommunicable diseases, capacity-building and strengthening health information systems. Further, there were opportunities to share the experience and vision of the Regional Office's Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Heath Promotion and the Division of Health Systems and Public Health and consultants' feedback from country visits to consolidate joint efforts to achieve the project objectives.