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.

The KAP is a community-driven platform for NCD interaction, information, and inspiration.

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.

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