Assessing National Capacity for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases

This analysis of the 2010 NCD CCS highlighted several key limitations in national capacity to address NCDs. These include: weak infrastructure; inadequate implementation and funding of high quality policies and plans to address NCDs; inadequate population-based surveillance and funding for surveillance; gaps in health systems; and a generally weaker capacity in lower-income countries. At the same time the analysis identified opportunities on which to build strengthened capacity, such as: greater government recognition of the need to respond to NCDs; availability of some of the funds to address NCDs; widespread presence of policies, plans or strategies to address NCDs; and increased surveillance.

Length: 
82 pp.
Year: 
2010
Organization: 
WHO
Languages: 
English