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WHO Independent High-level Commission on NCDs

WHO Independent High-level Commission on NCDs

In 2018, the United Nations General Assembly (UN) is staging the third High-level Meeting on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). As part of preparation for this meeting, the World Health Organization (WHO) has established a High-level Commission on NCDs to identify innovative ways to reduce mortality and improve life expectancy from diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes, respiratory disease as well as reducing suffering from mental health issues.

ICN has been actively involved in providing recommendations to support the Commission, and we are delighted that Annette Kennedy has been appointed as a Commissioner. ICN has strongly advocated for the inclusion of a nurse on the technical expert group as well as providing several innovative recommendations for consideration by the Commission.

Read: Statement of the Commissioner Annette Kennedy, President of the International Council of Nurses

See timeline here

  1. ICN’s recommendations for NCD technical consultation, 21-22 March 2018 
  2. Nursing Now Guide to Influencing the NCD Commission: http://www.nursingnow.org/influencing-ncds-commission-guide/
  3. WHO Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs: http://www.who.int/ncds/governance/high-level-commission/en

Read the joint statement to the WHO Commission  on NCDs from ICN, ICM and Nursing Now.

Final report of the WHO Commission – 1 June: download

memo for the NCD web-based consultation, as well as key messages and a consultation template are available for download.