Guiding Documents For the Prevention and Control of NCDs

These documents guide Non Communicable Disease prevention and control programs both globally and regionally. Designing programs to complement these increases the chances of success as they will be evidence based and in line with funding opportunities.


Global Action Plan

The World Health Organisations Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control or non communicable Diseases 2013-2020

The action plan provides a road map and a menu of policy options for all Member States and other stakeholders, to take coordinated and coherent action, at all levels, local to global, to attain the nine voluntary global targets, including that of a 25% relative reduction in premature mortality from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory diseases by 2025.

Global Status Report NCD 2014

Global status report on NCDs 2014

The report provides data on the current situation, identifying bottlenecks as well as opportunities and priority actions for attaining the targets. The 2010 baseline estimates on NCD mortality and risk factors are provided so that countries can report on progress, starting in 2015.


Pacific NCD Roadmap

Pacific NCD Road Map

The Pacific NCD Road Map is the regional adaptation of the above Global Action Plans for the prevention and control of NCDs in the Pacific. Lead by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and supported by the Pacific NCD Partnership. You can read more about the NCD Roadmap, including a breakdown of suggested policy actions, here.

Country Strategies

Most Pacific Islands now have a strategic plan for addressing NCDs and are working on developing individual country roadmaps which can be found with the respective Ministry of Health, or visit their country page.