Political Leadership

Strategic preparedness and response plan for the new coronavirus

Strategy document

This strategic preparedness and response plan outlines the public health measures that the international community stands ready to provide to support all countries to prepare for and respond to COVID-19.

Published by: World Health Organization

Social Stigma associated with COVID-19


A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma for governments, media and local organisations working on the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Published by: IFRC, UNICEF, WHO

Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak


The World Heath Organization published 6 mental health and psychosocial support coping strategies to help children to deal with the stress which may arise as a result of the 2019-nCoV outbreak. 

Published by: World Health Organization

Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak


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. 

Published by: World Health Organization

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 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. 

Published by: World Health Organization

AFRO Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Initiative


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.

Published by: International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)

Bridging the Gap on NCDs: From global promises to local progress - Policy brief

Policy brief

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 Commission on NCDs


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.

Published by: World Health Organization

WHO NCD Progress Monitor 2020


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.

Published by: World Health Organization

WHO report on cancer: setting priorities, investing wisely and providing care for all


The report aims to set the agenda on cancer, mobilize stakeholders and help countries set priorities for investing in cancer control and universal health coverage. It introduces the principles, tools and current priority cancer control interventions in the context of the current and future cancer burden and opportunities. 

Published by: World Health Organization

IPU Resolution 'Achieving universal health coverage by 2030: The role of parliaments in ensuring the right to health'


The Inter-Parliamentary Union Resolution 'Achieving universal health coverage by 2030: The role of parliaments in ensuring the right to health', represents a commitment to harness the power of parliaments to translate political commitment into legislation, policies, programs, and results. The Resolution adopted by the world’s parliaments at the 141st IPU Assembly held in Serbia, is calling for parliaments to take all legal and policy measures to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. 

Published by: Inter-Parliamentary Union

Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting on Universal health Coverage "Universal Health Coverage: moving together to build a healthier world


On 23 September, at the United Nations General Assembly, all 193 UN Member States adopted a high-level political declaration on universal health coverage in New York, the most comprehensive document ever on global health and the right to access quality services for all. The meeting, ‘Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World’, brought together heads of state, political and health leaders, policy-makers, and universal health coverage champions to advocate for health for all. Universal health coverage means all people have access to the health care they need, when and where they need it, without facing financial hardship. With a strong foundation of primary health care, universal health coverage is one of WHO’s key priorities, making up one of the Triple Billion Goals. 

Published by: United Nations

Tanzania National Diabetes Program 2013-2017 End Term Evaluation


The National Diabetes Program was coordinated through the Ministry of Health under the NCD section and was directly placed under the National NCD steering committee. The rollout of NDP program was made to utilize the already existing health infrastructure to bring out comprehensive diabetes & other NCD services to the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care while also introducing; nutrition & counseling in the clinics, foot examination, eye screening component and establish linkages with the Reproductive & Child Health clinics to target gestational diabetes. Public private partnerships with (FBOs, Private, and other health care providers) together with appropriate and effective referral system were put in place. Community involvement was strengthened through creation of awareness and education session on prevention and control of NCD risk factors. This led to an increase in demand for NCD care and services in the country.

The overall aim of this evaluation was to inform the implementer on the project performance and specifically establish the veracity of project achievements on the set strategic objectives (Verification of performance by strategic objective), to determine project efficiency, effectiveness and independent attribution. It covers the period from the beginning of April 2012 to May 2017.

Published by: United Republic of Tanzania

WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2019


The report "Offering help to quit tobacco use" tracks the status of the tobacco epidemic and interventions to combat it. The report finds that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas. About 5 billion people – 65% of the world’s population – are covered by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure, which has more than quadrupled since 2007 when only 1 billion people and 15% of the world’s population were covered.

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

Interpellations and responses to Non-communicable diseases in Uruguay


In this report, the Uruguayan State has taken on the challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) as a demo epidemiological problem and has implemented a public policy based on a set of health actions and intersectoral programs, based on the recommendations of international organizations such as PAHO / WHO and the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Published by: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

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