Communities (also referred to as Communities of Practice) are tools to facilitate knowledge networking and collaborative learning between key stakeholders around the world involved in the prevention and control of NCDs.

Communities are closed online networks of people with emerging and established voices that pertains to a certain theme related to the Global Action Plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), 2013-2020 and the NCD-related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Communities constitute a virtual safe space where researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and other stakeholders working on NCD responses can network and communicate, exchange resource materials, tools, effective practices and experiences.

Communities are closed to the general public so no one can view the discussions conducted or resources shared on the platform unless they are members of the Communities. Information shared on a Community are also synthesized in the form of a virtual working group or annual report which will be made public through the WHO publications process.

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