Prof Chen presents Global Action against NCDs
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has planned a 25 percent relative reduction in the risk of premature mortality from cardio-vascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, or chronic respiratory diseases.
This was revealed during the workshop at Mountain Inn by Professor TzayJinn, Chen, Clinical Professor and Director of Health Policy and Health Care Research Center, Taiwan Medical University (TMU) and Executive Director for Medical Education and International Health, Wan-Fang Medical Centre.
The WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases spans from 20132020 and its objectives include raising the priority accorded to the prevention and control of NCD in global, regional and national agendas and internationally agreed development goals, through strengthened international cooperation and advocacy.
It also plans to strengthen national capacity, leadership, governance, multisectoral action and partnerships to accelerate country response for the prevention and control of NCD as well as reduce modifiable risk factors for NCDs and underlying social determinants through creation of health-promoting environments.
It also seeks to strengthen and orient health systems to address the prevention and control of NCDs and the underlying social determinants through people-centred primary health care and universal health coverage; to promote and support national capacity for high-quality research and development for prevention and control of NCDs; and to