In-Depth Qualitative Analysis of Noncommunicable Diseases. Multisectoral Action Plans in the Caribbean
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As the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) continues to have its negative impact on lives, livelihoods, and economies across the globe, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), has taken action to strengthen its technical cooperation with Member States in addressing these diseases, their risk factors, and related issues, through the development and implementation of the Regional Plan of Action for the Prevention and Control of NCDs. The establishment of national NCD plans is one of the four main global NCD commitments, however only a selected number of Caribbean countries have been able to establish such plans. In an effort to provide information and share knowledge of successful experiences and practices in establishing national NCD plans, this in-depth qualitative analysis was conducted in the selected countries. This report highlights the good practices and successes that can be replicated in other countries that have not yet established their NCD plans. It also identifies areas that can be strengthened for greater effectiveness in NCD prevention and control. PAHO/WHO anticipates the use of this report not only as a tool for countries, but also as a guide for enhanced technical cooperation and collaboration between PAHO and its Member States. As such, governments, civil society, the private sector, as well as other development organizations can use these plans to carry out comprehensive, effective, multisectoral interventions for NCD prevention and control throughout the Caribbean.
Category of PAHO Strategic Plan 2014-2019
Pan American Health Organization. In-Depth Qualitative Analysis of Noncommunicable Diseases. Multisectoral Action Plans in the Caribbean. Washington, D.C.: PAHO; 2018.
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