Noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors

Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs

Final Report of the General Meeting of the GCM/NCD Published

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22 February 2019 - The final report of the General Meeting of the GCM/NCD has now been published online. The meeting which took place on 5–6 November 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland, was hosted by the Government of Switzerland and co-chaired with the Government of Sri Lanka. It gathered 300 GCM/NCD participants to take stock of the progress achieved since the GCM/NCD was established in 2014 and identified future directions that the GCM/NCD can take to continue delivering on its mandate, improve its reach and enhance country-level action for the prevention and control of NCDs.

Final GCM/NCD Working Group Reports Published

The final reports from the WHO GCM/NCD Working Group on the inclusion of NCDs in other programmatic areas and the Working Group on the alignment of international cooperation with national plans on NCDs have now been published online.

Both Working Groups were formed under Objective 3 of the GCM/NCD 2016-17 work plan to provide a forum to identify barriers and share innovative solutions and actions for the implementation of the global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013–2020 and to promote sustained actions across sectors.

Final Report on the Global Dialogue on Financing for Prevention and Control of NCDs Published

The Global Dialogue took stock of the progress made since 2011 in funding national NCD responses. It also showcased examples of best practices on how to align public and private interests in order to accelerate action on NCD prevention and control.

GCM/NCD launches new Community of Practice on NCDs and Commercial Determinants of Health


27 November – The WHO GCM/NCD has launched a new Community of Practice on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) and Commercial Determinants of Health (CDoH). These virtual discussions bring together experts to develop knowledge, share best practices and country case studies on the focused thematic area of NCD prevention and control.

GCM/NCD launch new online community-driven platform to address the growing global non-communicable disease (NCD) epidemic

22 November - The WHO continues to promote collaborative approaches to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) with the launch of a new community-driven platform for NCD information, interaction, and inspiration.

The General Meeting of the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases Summary

The General Meeting of the GCM/NCD took place on the 5 and 6 of November, 2018, bringing together more than 300 Participants and 90 Member States represented. The meeting concluded with a statement from the co-chairs of the meeting Switzerland and Sri Lanka which can be accessed here. A full report summarising the event and key outcomes will be shortly available.

WHA71 Informal Breakfast


24 May 2018 - As part of the World Health Organization’s 71st World Health Assembly (WHA71), the Global Coordination Mechanism on noncommunicable diseases (GCM/NCD) held its third annual breakfast for GCM/NCD Participants.


The Global Coordination Mechanism on Prevention and Control of NCDs is a WHO Member State-led coordinating and engagement platform, established in 2014 by the World Health Assembly to help counteract the growing global health threat of noncommunicable diseases.


GCM/NCD activities include working groups, multi-stakeholder dialogue meetings, communities of practice, webinars, participation in NCD-related events, knowledge dissemination, and campaigns such as the Global Communications Campaign on NCDs.


The GCM/NCD participants are comprised of all WHO Member States, the United Nations and its other specialized agencies, and Non-state Actors such as non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, philanthropic foundations and eligible private sector business associations.

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Dr Guy Fones
Acting Head
Secretariat of the WHO GCM/NCD
Telephone: +41 22 791 4387