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Strategy for the Prevention and Control of No communicable Diseases

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 10/12/2012 14:20

Health authorities from throughout the Americas approved during the Pan American sanitary conference the new strategy for the prevention and control of non communicable diseases.

Estrategia para la prevención y control de las enfermedades no transmisibles. Washington, D.C.: Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS); 2012.

Disponible en: CSP28.R13

Available at: CSP28.R13



In approving the strategy, the countries pledged to:

  • Make non communicable diseases a priority in national health and development plans and in social protection policies.
  • Establish cross-sector mechanisms that promote dialogue and partnerships on NCDs between governments and nongovernmental sectors.
  • Improve access to and quality of health care for NCDs and strengthen interventions for reducing their risk factors.
  • Strengthen surveillance and research on NCDs and evaluate the effectiveness of policies related to NCDs.

To acces the strategy:

Resolution  CSP28.R13

Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS)

Norte América
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Organization