A region free of avoidable NCD deaths and disability
The High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of NCDs in September 2011 firmly placed NCD prevention and control as a global priority. Efforts are also ongoing at the regional and national levels to scale up NCD prevention and control. The Seoul Declaration and the Honiara Communiqué on the Pacific NCD Crisis reflect the regional comitment for NCD prevention and control.
Western pacific regional action plan for NCD
The Western Pacific Regional Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, adopted at the fifty-ninth session of the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific in Manila in September 2008, is aligned with the global action plan for the WHO global NCD strategy. The focus of the action plan is on practical, cost-effective and evidence-based interventions that Member States can adopt to achieve a reduction in NCD risk-factor prevalence and NCD mortality and morbidity.