WHO representatives meet to discuss the progress of the NCD Country Capacity Survey 2017


A team from the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD Office) participated in the Working Session for the Validation and Reporting of the Country Capacity Survey on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD CCS) 2017 that was held in Geneva on 21–22 June 2017.

Representatives from all 6 WHO regions and WHO headquarters came together to review the progress of NCD CCS 2017, discuss validation issues, and finalize plans for further data analysis, reporting and dissemination of results. They also discussed the development process for the next NCD Progress Monitor and its timeframe, including the review of achievement criteria indicators.

About the NCD Country Capacity Survey

The NCD Office team conducts the NCD CCS on behalf of WHO/Europe, collecting data from all 53 Member States of the Region.

The results of the global survey will reveal developments and trends in addressing NCDs by Member States worldwide through health policy interventions, as well as the gains made in achieving 10 progress monitoring indicators within 4 United Nations time-bound commitments.

The 4 main sections of the survey focus on:

  • public health infrastructure, partnerships and multisectoral collaboration for NCDs and their risk factors;
  • status of integrated multisectoral implementation of NCD policies, strategies and action plans;
  • health information systems, monitoring, surveillance and surveys for NCDs and their risk factors;
  • capacity for early detection, treatment and care of NCDs within the health system.

Online country profiles will be developed to demonstrate the progress achieved by countries. Survey “heat maps” will visualize trends between and within countries on various NCD progress indicators and the gains achieved by countries between 2015 and 2017.

The results of the NCD CCS 2017 will be reported at the WHO Global Conference on NCDs in October 2017 in Montevideo, Uruguay, and at the 3rd United Nations High-level Meeting on NCDs in New York in 2018.