NCD

Noncommunicable diseases

WHO Western Pacific Meeting of National Senior Officials for Noncommunicable Diseases


29-31 May 2018, Republic of Korea

In preparation for the third UN High-level Meeting on NCDs, which will be held in September 2018, a WHO Western Pacific Regional Meeting of National Senior Officials for Noncommunicable Diseases is organized to provide updates on the progress made on the actions identified in the Global Meeting of National NCD Programme Directors and Managers in 2016 and to plan for next steps to meet the NCD voluntary global targets. The meeting is held at the National Cancer Center, Republic of Korea on 29-31 May 2018.

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The WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific has developed three user-friendly tools to facilitate the translation of the WHO PEN and HEARTS technical guidelines into practice at the primary health care level. These are:

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Cardiovascular diseases

23.6 millionThere is an approximate 23.6 million people who will die from cardiovascular diseases in 2030 in the Western Pacific.

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Cancer

90%of new cancer cases diagnoses each year in the Western Pacific are in developing countries.

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Diabetes

75%of diabetes cases diagnosed each year in the Western Pacific Region are in developing countries

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Advocacy

Various advocacy materials were developed for the prevention and control of NCDs and its shared risk factors.

Meetings and Workshops

Regional meetings, consultations and workshops are organized by the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific.

What is the unit doing?

The work of the NCD unit in WPRO focuses mainly on the prevention and control of NCDs and its risk factors.


Tools and Publications

The WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific developed user-friendly tools to facilitate the translation of the WHO PEN and HEARTS technical guidelines into practice at the primary health care level, as well as regional publications, for the use of its Member States.

Surveillance

WHO developed a global monitoring framework to enable global tracking of progress in preventing and controlling major NCDs and their key risk factors and is being implemented in the Region.

Contact us

Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion
Division of NCD and Health through the Life-Course
World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific Region
P.O. Box 2932 1000 Manila Philippines
wproncd@who.int