What is the WHO GCM/NCD?
The Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of NCDs (GCM/NCD) is a global Member State-led coordinating and engagement platform, established in 2014 by the World Health Assembly to help counteract the growing global health threat of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
The GCM/NCD facilitates and enhances the coordination of activities, multi-stakeholder engagement and action across sectors at the national, regional and global levels, in order to contribute to the implementation of the WHO Global NCD Action Plan (GAP) 2013-2020, while avoiding duplication of efforts, using resources in an efficient and results-orientated way, and safeguarding WHO and public health from any undue influence by any form of real, perceived or potential conflicts of interest.
This innovative multistakeholder engagement platform has facilitated bridging the last 2 high-level meetings of the General Assembly on NCDs between 2014 and 2018 by supporting the evolution of the NCD narrative from a disease-focused perspective to a multistakeholder and cross-sectoral health and development perspective that better aligns with the SDG-era.
The GCM/NCD has supported this transformative change by convening and connecting over 400 Participants, including 194 Member States and more than 170 non-state actors, to share resources, knowledge, expertise and partnership models at 5 global multistakeholder dialogue meetings; 5 GCM/NCD Expert Working Groups, with members representing 54 countries from all 6 WHO regions; through a comprehensive platform of Communities of Practice that facilitates knowledge networking and collaborative learning, engaging 2,400 users from 199 countries and territories on a wide range of NCD topics; and crowdsourcing 178 personal stories, including submissions from people living with NCDs, across 35 countries through the NCDs&Me campaign.
In addition, the GCM has supported more than 10 countries, engaging all 3 levels of WHO in collaboration with UNIATF, as well as other relevant stakeholders, showcasing the value and impact of collaborative support to accelerate countries.