In planning work with countries in 2015-2017, the WHO Regional Office for Europe is focused on concrete deliverables and implementation of a package of interventions in the prevention and control of NCDs. This package is consistent with evidence and mandates, adapted to national needs and circumstances, implemented using national resources in a sustainable fashion, and evaluated to show an impact on the risk factors and burden of NCDs and an improvement in health status.
The success of this country package will be demonstrated at national, regional and global levels.
At national level, the NCD burden will decline both at national level and within lower socioeconomic groups: both absolute and relative indicators of NCD mortality, morbidity, and risk will improve.
At regional level, this will be compliant with the provisions of Health 2020, including evidence of improved participatory governance and reduced inequity – demonstrated through the adoption of key policies within the country package.
At global level, the improvements will form part of the contribution made by Europe to the implementation of the United Nations Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of NCDs, WHO's Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs (2013-2020) and the targets and indicators of the Global Monitoring Framework for NCDs.
The first phase of the project ran from 2012 to 2015.