Seminar on working across sectors for NCDs

27–29 October 2014, Porto, Portugal

Working across sectors is crucial when dealing with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Marketing, price policies, social, environmental and economic factors all influence the development and spread of NCDs.

WHO/Europe, CINDI and the University of Porto are the joint organizers of a seminar on working across sectors for NCDs – the CINDI Policy Academy will meet in Porto, Portugal 27-29 October.

About thirty participants will take part from eleven Member States to learn how the complex interplay of factors from the health and non-health sectors influence health and well-being.

The CINDI Policy Academy aims to inform and empower participants to improve their national intersectoral programme. Marketing will be used as a tangible topic illustrating how it can influence the demand for alcohol and foods high in saturated fats, trans fats, salt and sugar.

The seminar will offer the opportunity for participants to understand different aspects of working across sectors in relation to expertise and competencies, project management, and governance, and will give an overview of available tools. The seminar will provide a training, learning and capacity building opportunity in this area.

The objective of the seminar is to provide participants with guidance on development, dissemination and implementation of activities in the area of marketing to influence demand for alcohol and foods high in saturated fats, trans fats, salt and sugar.