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WHO Global Forum: Addressing the Challenge of Noncommunicable Diseases
Moscow, Russian Federation - 27 April 2011
“….This forum will bring together a wide group of stakeholders to share views
and experiences on the challenges and opportunities in noncommunicable disease
prevention, treatment and control. The forum participants will include NGOs,
the private sector, academia, countries and UN and specialized agencies. They
will identify and commit to priority actions to strengthen global action to
prevent and control noncommunicable diseases.
The forum will also provide direct input into the First Global Ministerial
Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Noncommunicable Disease Control that takes
place 28-29 April in Moscow.
Objectives of the Global Forum:
• Provide an opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders to discuss
and share perspectives on the prevention and control of noncommunicable
• Understand expectations, roles and contributions of the different
stakeholders in support of the September 2011 UN High-level Meeting (HLM) on
NCDs and its expected outcomes, as well as activities post the HLM.
• Update knowledge and share experience on progress in addressing NCDs
including through implementing the Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the
Prevention and Control of NCDs.
• Promote ways of accelerating the implementation of actions for
international and national partners under each objective of the Action Plan.
• Mobilize a broader base of stakeholders in support of NCD prevention
and control, in particular in developing countries….”
Conference concept note http://bit.ly/g2t1e2
Sessions will have live broadcast http://who.telemarker.ru
Ruggiero, Mrs. Ana Lucia (WDC)