The World Heath Organization published 6 mental health and psychosocial support coping strategies to deal with the stress which may arise as a result of the 2019-nCoV outbreak.
In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. WHO stated there is a high risk of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading to other countries around the world. In March 2020, WHO made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.
Supporting the development of the next generation of public health leaders in Africa. Aim to help Africans develop the knowledge, insight and skills to work within their own countries to formulate and implement evidence-based policy and to serve as the next generation of leaders. It builds skills in leadership, policy analysis and formulation, as well as global health diplomacy.
Raising awareness and empowering women to seek breast and cervical cancer screening and early detection services, and improving the quality and completeness of cancer data to inform cancer control plans.
Ensuring cancer is a health priority at national and global levels, and supporting stronger health system capacities to ensure overall cancer information and care is available in low and middle income countries (LMICs).
Reducing risk factors from community members’ lifestyles, such as unhealthy diet, tobacco and physical inactivity, by incorporating behavior change methods for different target groups to meet the needs of different age groups.
Encouraging women to seek cervical cancer screening and medical help in case of early symptoms, and providing health workers with appropriate information and skills on cervical cancer to meet the needs of all women.
Empowering people, communities and nations at large through mobile technology, which provides access to relevant information and services addressing the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.
The Toolkit provides background on the concept of accountability to the NCD civil society community, and resources to support civil society monitoring initiatives. The 2020 Toolkit is an update from a previous version from 2013, which included a benchmarking tool that was used by several national and regional alliances to produce civil society status reports in the lead up to the 2014 UN High-Level Review.
Published by: NCD Alliance
The policy brief highlights the gaps in the first decade of the NCD response and what is lacking to reach the global targets for NCD reduction. The policy brief also underscores barriers to progress according to the NCD Alliance's global network of people living with NCDs, advocates, campaigners and experts through survey data , WHO data, and peer reviewed literature.
Published by: NCD Alliance
WHO Independent High-level Comission on NCDs was established in 2017 to advise Dr. Tedros on ways to transform new opportunities to progress towards SDG target 3.4. The final report includes 8 recommendations on how to take action to best enable countries to achieve SDG target 3.4.
WHO NCD Progress Monitor 2020 describes the achievements made by Member States on 10 indicators for NCDs. Within the report, country profiles include data on the population, percentage and number of deaths from NCDs, and the risk of premature death from the four main NCDs (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, or chronic respiratory diseases)- the indicator used to Monitor the Sustainable Development Goal target 3.4 on NCDs.
The report focuses on prevention and offers the most comprehensive overview of relevant research avaliable to date, ranging from descriptive etiology, cellular and molecular biology, toxicology and pathology through to behavioural and social sciences. Key chapters include discussions on the impact of inequities in cancer, vaccination and screening, genomic individual susceptibility to cancer and the finer identification of those at risk, which may allow 'precision cancer prevention'.
Published by: International Agency for Research on Cancer
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