Join a Virtual Global Discussion Forum on NCDs

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Tomorrow, the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (WHO GCM/NCDs) is launching a Virtual Global Discussion Forum on NCDs and they want to hear your views.

This is an exciting opportunity for your organization to tell its story about grassroots work on NCDs. The Forum will run from 9-18 December 2015. 

The online Forum will be launched by Dr Bente Mikkelsen, WHO GGCM/NCD and Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of the Lancet will be a keynote speaker and expert advisor. They will be joined by a team of Guest Expert Speakers.


The theme of this Global Discussion Forum will focus on:

How countries can leverage the many dimensions of international cooperation to complement their domestic resources, mobilize and accelerate progress on integrated national NCD responses and fulfil their commitments in the context of the NCD-related SDG targets.


There will be a broad discussion about international cooperation on NCDs and different approaches to ensure adequate knowledge sharing. WHO's Scope of Practice document sets out the three primary questions that will be asked during the Forum. The question you might be interested in engaging with is Q.3:

How can we address the huge gap between producing knowledge for NCD management and ensuring that this knowledge is accessible and translated into action, at the policy, practice and grassroot level?

This question will give you the chance to speak about your organization’s own specific examples, demonstrating how you have overcome any challenges in communicating knowledge around NCDs at a grassroots level.

How to participate

Register through this link and please let us know if you'll be taking part.

You will be able to contribute to the discussion either through email or by logging in to the Forum and posting on the discussion board. Participants will receive a maximum of two emails a day.

All contributions will be acknowledged and the outcome of this Global Discussion Forum will be published and used to drive policy and practice. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a global policy-making process and get the voice of your organization heard.