Round-table Discussion on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in Armenia - meeting report (2017)
On 20 and 21 March 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with Armenia’s Ministry of Health, organized a Round-table Discussion on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in Armenia involving representatives of main government and nongovernmental sectors and international organizations. International experts presented two guiding documents to accelerate the implementation of priority actions: (1) a report on the health system challenges and opportunities to improve noncommunicable disease outcomes in Armenia and (2) the preliminary findings of the WHO STEPwise approach to Surveillance (STEPS) survey.
The Ministry of Health presented the recently adopted Strategic Programme for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases for 2016–2020 and the related action plan. Workshops were organized, facilitated by the international experts, to support the implementation of key activities identified in the documents launched, supporting the country’s progress towards the European health policy framework Health 2020, the Noncommunicable Diseases Global Monitoring Framework for 2025 and the Sustainable Development Goals.