Ashgabat Declaration on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in the Context of Health 2020






3–4 December 2013, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

1. We, the ministers of health and representatives of the Member States of the World Health Organization in the European Region, together with the WHO Regional Director for Europe and health experts and representatives of civil society and intergovernmental organizations, have gathered in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on 3 and 4 December 2013 to discuss ways to face the challenges posed by the heavy burden and threat of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Building on previous achievements and actions in our Region, we reaffirm our commitment to existing frameworks at all levels to address NCDs and related chronic conditions including those related to mental health and injuries.