The WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD Office) supports the development and implementation of national policies, strategies and action plans to combat NCDs in a number of ways.

It offers countries of eastern Europe and central Asia a package of interventions from which to choose according to need and context. These are designed to help countries meet their commitments under the Political Declaration of the United Nations High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (2011) and its associated progress indicators.

Countries can also request support with, for example: developing a national intersectoral NCD plan or other policy or regulatory measure in compliance with global and regional mandates on tobacco, alcohol, nutrition and physical activity; working with the national United Nations Development Assistance Framework; developing national targets; or assessing the national health system.

The package of support may include conducting a situation analysis and assessment on the ground; contributing to training and consultation workshops; providing courses and other forms of capacity-building; evaluating action and progress under national plans; and producing documentation.

The NCD Office supports countries throughout the process of developing policies, strategies and action plans, and assists with implementation by sharing good practices and offering expertise from across the WHO European Region.