High-level regional meeting - Health Systems Respond to NCDs: Experience in the European Region

16–18 April 2018, Sitges, 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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Day 3 of high-level meeting Health Systems Respond to NCDs: opportunities and challenges for accelerated response

The final day of the regional meeting in Sitges, Spain, opened with an interactive panel session on the opportunities and challenges of an accelerated health systems response to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and of leapfrogging.

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?
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