Noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors

Publications and tools on noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors

Highlighted publications

Noncommunicable diseases country profiles 2018

September 2018 - Presents key data on NCD mortality, risk factor prevalence, national systems capacity to prevent and control NCDs and existence of national targets based on the Global Monitoring Framework.

Tackling NCDs - "Best buys"

The document provides policymakers with a list of ‘best buys’ and other recommended interventions to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) based on an update of Appendix 3 of the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013–2020.

Noncommunicable diseases progress monitor 2017

September 2017 -- The World Health Organization’s new Noncommunicable Disease Progress Monitor tracks the extent to which 194 countries are implementing their commitments to develop national responses to the global burden of NCDs.

Global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs 2013-2020

The action plan provides a road map and a menu of policy options for countries to take coordinated and coherent action to attain the 9 voluntary global targets. It recognizes that the conditions in which people live and work and their lifestyles influence their health and quality of life.

All publications on NCDs