High-level regional meeting: Health Systems Respond to NCDs

16–18 April 2018, Sitges (Barcelona), Spain

The high-level regional meeting Health Systems Respond to NCDs: Celebrate, Share, Inspire will bring together evidence and experience of how governments can adapt their health systems to effectively meet the growing challenge of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Objectives and expected outcome

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Experts draw up policy approaches to strengthening health systems to tackle NCDs

Experts from 7 Member States and WHO/Europe met in Madrid, Spain, on 9–10 November to hammer out key messages and policy approaches to strengthening health systems for improved prevention, treatment and care of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Key questions on the agenda

  • How can health systems enable people to be more effective at managing their own health conditions?
  • How can citizens take action to reduce NCDs, such as hypertension, in their communities, while working side-by-side with primary health care providers?
  • How can nurses and other health professionals be enabled to play a larger role in NCD detection and management?
See all key questions on the agenda

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