NCD Hard Talks – Data-driven Action on NCDs for Impact
13 April 2021 13:00 - 14:30
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Schedule: 13 April 2021 • 1300-1430H CET


Monitoring noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and their determinants provides the foundation for advocacy, policy development, national and global action.  A decade ago, during the first UN High Level Meeting (UNHLM) on NCDs, world leaders recognised the critical role that data plays in supporting evidence-based actions for NCD prevention and control.  Those leaders called on WHO to develop a Global Monitoring Framework to measure implementation progress of interventions and establish targets for NCDs. It was recognised that many countries had a lack of or limited useable mortality data and weak NCD surveillance. 


Improving country-level surveillance and monitoring was considered a top priority in the fight against NCDs, including strengthening mortality registration systems, high quality risk factor surveillance, and patient and program monitoring. Where are we, 10 years after the first UNHLM?


Join the NCD Hard Talk and find out how to ensure that our data systems for NCDs are fit for purpose and designed to drive impact.