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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)

Diabetes and Climate Change Report

Report

This report, aims to outline the interconnections between climate change and diabetes; establish the co-benefits of combating two global risks in an integrated policy agenda; and inform the global discussion on health and sustainable development.

Published by: International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

Fruit and Vegetables for Health Initiative

Fact sheet

Fact sheet on FAO and WHO collaboration in a global initiative to improve people's health - and farmers' income - by boosting the production, supply and consumption of fruit and vegetables.

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

Integrating Diabetes Evidence into Practice

Report
This publication identifies the local and Europe-wide challenges of implementing diabetes evidence into practice and makes recommendations based on the findings.

Published by: International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

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

mhGAP Training manuals

Guide
These training manuals were created to support implementation of the mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders in non-specialized health settings, version 2.0. They can be used to build capacity among non-specialist health-care providers in the assessment and management of people with priority MNS conditions in low resource settings.

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

Effects of meeting MPOWER requirements on smoking rates and smoking-attributable deaths

Fact sheet
These country fact sheets present estimates of the effect of implementing MPOWER policies consistent with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).

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

Western Pacific Regional action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (2014-2020)

Report

This report provides a road map and a menu of very cost-effective interventions for all Member States and other stakeholders, to take coordinated and coherent action at all levels to attain the nine voluntary global targets by 2025. It emphasizes the control of NCD risk factors and promotes access to services in primary health-care facilities in a phased manner.

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

What local governments need to know: NCDs

Policy brief
This policy brief highlights urbanization as a driver of the noncommunicable disease (NCD) epidemic. It points out that cost-effective initiatives at municipal and local level can prevent NCDs while delivering wider societal benefits.

Published by: World Health Organization

Health in Asia and the Pacific

Report

This book highlights differences and similarities across the Asia Pacific Region and clarifies obstacles to achieving good health. It is aimed at providing countries with the truly pan-regional information they need to provide better health for all comes at a crucial time when global economic downturn threatens to dry up public funds and crimp governments’ spending power.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

What trade and industry authorties need to know: NCDs

Policy brief
This policy brief highlights the need for trade and industry authorities to recognize that the right to health is a fundamental responsibility of governments, and taking action towards coherence between trade and health policies is essential.

Published by: World Health Organization

Noncommunicable disease risk factors and socioeconomic inequalities - what are the links? A multicountry analysis of noncommunicable disease surveillance data

Report

This report presents the results of analysis of population-level surveillance data on NCD risk factors from selected countries in the Region, namely, China, Fiji, Malaysia, Nauru and Philippines. The aim was to conduct comparable cross-country analyses to examine the relationships between NCD (behavioral) risk factors and indicators of social disadvantage and socioeconomic status.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

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