Knowledge

Development Cooperation

Shaping smarter and more sustainable cities - Striving for sustainable development goals

Report

This document provides guidance to city leaders in establishing a framework for the management, control and optimization of the Smart Sustainable City environment as a laboratory for innovation and urban simulation.

Published by: International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

The Cancer Atlas

Guide

This Cancer Atlas was developed to give the global cancer community a new tool in the fight against cancer. Leaders worldwide can arm themselves with actionable data and insights to make better decisions – and work toward putting an end to the cancer epidemic.

Published by: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

Global survey on Access to Medicines and Supplies for People with Diabetes

Report

This report highlights the findings of a 2016 global survey on the perspective of people with diabetes and health professionals on Access to Medicines and Supplies for People with Diabetes.

Published by: International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Report

Report

This report facilitates evidenced-based decision making and encourages collaboration between different sectors by presenting a clear summary of the problem of measuring heart disease in people with diabetes, as well as real-world solutions. The primary audience for this report includes policy makers, policy implementers and diabetes advocates.

Published by: International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

FAO Regional Initiatives: Supporting member states to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Strategy document

This document highlights FAO’s mandate related to SDG Goals, and points out that there is a need for placing sustainable agriculture and food systems in the center of the agenda applying the five principles of sustainable food and agriculture.

Published by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The future of food and agriculture: Trends and challenges

Report

This report sheds some light on the nature of the challenges that agriculture and food systems are facing now and throughout the 21st century, and provides some insights as to what is at stake and what needs to be done.

Published by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Tobacco: A Major Risk Factor for Non-Communicable Diseases

Fact sheet
This fact sheet describes tobacco use as the one risk factor common to the four main groups of NCDs — cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung disease and diabetes.

Published by: NCD Alliance

NCD Alliance Briefing Paper - NCDs, Tobacco Control and the FCTC

Report
This briefing paper highlights the NCD Alliance call for accelerated implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

Published by: NCD Alliance

Consultation on the development of the global dementia observatory, World Health Organization, Geneva, 5th-6th July, 2016

Report
This document presents a summary report on ‘Consultation on the Development of the Global Dementia Observatory’ organized by the World Health Organization.

Published by: World Health Organization

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Emergencies: What Should Humanitarian Health Actors Know?

Publication
This document is for humanitarian health actors working at national and sub-national level in countries facing humanitarian emergencies. It gives an overview of essential knowledge that humanitarian health actors should have about mental health and psycho-social support (MHPSS) in humanitarian emergencies.

Published by: World Health Organization

SAFER: preventing and reducing alcohol-related harms

Report

This report highlights political commitments made at the NCD high-level meetings of the General Assembly in 2011 and 2014, at the World Health Assembly through the 2010 WHO Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol (the global alcohol strategy) [3], and in the WHO global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013–2020.

Published by: World Health Organization

Expert consultation on the development of a noncommunicable diseases emergency kit - Cairo, Egypt

Report

This report is on the IEHK, which aimed to meet the initial primary health care needs of a displaced population when medical facilities and the supply chain are disrupted or destroyed in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster or during a conflict.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

Core Indicators (Database)

Database

This database provides 82 core indicators for the countries, territories, and subregions of the Americas, which are categorized as follows: demographic-socioeconomic, health status, risk factors, services coverage, and health systems.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Third intercountry training workshop on cardiovascular disease prevention, control and management in the Mekong countries, Pakse, Lao People's Democratic Republic, 18-20 June 2018: meeting report

Report
This is a report on two intercountry training workshops conducted by WHO on cardiovascular disease prevention, control and management in the Mekong countries.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

WHO GCM/NCD working group on health literacy and health education for NCDs (WG 3.3, 2016-2017) - first meeting

Report

This report is on the first meeting of the WHO GCM/NCD Working Group on health education and health literacy for NCDs.

Published by: World Health Organization

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