This global status report is the second in a triennial series tracking worldwide progress in prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The primary target audience of this report are ministers of health. Other target audiences include policy-makers in health and relevant non-health sectors, health officials, nongovernmental organizations, academia, development agencies and civil society.
To accelerate national efforts to address NCDs, in 2013 the World Health Assembly adopted a comprehensive global monitoring framework with 25 indicators and nine voluntary global targets for 2025. The World Health Assembly also endorsed a set of actions organized around the World Health Organization (WHO) Global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013–2020 (Global NCD Action Plan 2013–2020) which, when implemented collectively by Member States, international partners and WHO, will help to achieve the commitments made by world leaders in September 2011. The set of actions is organized around six objectives, aimed at strengthening national capacity, multisectoral action and boosting international cooperation to reduce exposure to risk factors, strengthen health systems, and monitor progress in attaining the global NCD targets.
Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases
World Health Organization 2014