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The Pan American Forum on Non-Communicable Diseases (PAFNCDs)

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados — 8/11/2012


Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

The Pan American Forum on Non-Communicable Diseases is a multi-stakeholder PLATFORM that:

  • Brings together government, private sector, academia, and civil society
  • Builds on CARMEN Network and the Regional Strategy on NCDs, and related mandates
  • Support Member States to implement the outcomes of the UN HLM on NCDs
  • Promotes sharing of information, dialogue, advocacy and identification of successful practices, as well as the development of new innovative partnerships to take action on agreed priority areas
  • Stimulates resource mobilization for the prevention and control of NCDs and the promotion of health.


Goals Prevention:
Funding for detection programs , Creates healthy environments , Promotes health and wellbeing in schools and early years , Promotes adecuate understanding levels on the community about the importance of prevention , Focuses on social inequalities
Goals Detection:
Promotes early intervention through primary health care measures , Shows new evidence on the importance of early detection, including guidelines of effective practices , Advances public education on the importance of early detection


In response to the NCD Regional strategy and the UN HLM mandate, the PAFNCD will bring together government, the scientific and academic community, the private sector, the international organizations and civil society to raise awareness of and help promote new innovative initiatives and scale-up successful practices for the prevention and control of NCDs/chronic diseases and promotion of health at all levels.


Support Member States in achieving UNHLM mandates, and implementing the NCD strategy, through:

  • Advocacy: Raising NCDs to the highest level of political attention regionally and nationally
  • Building capacity for mobilizing resources and partners for the development of priority strategic alliances to prevent and control NCDs.




Disctrict of Columbia

Washington, D.C.

Practices Map



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