Next Step 2014 presentation by Dr. Timothy Armstrong from World Health Organization (WHO)


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  • This is just to remind ourselves that the focus of the GS and the HLM and its political declaration is on the four groups of NCDs that constitute around 80%of NCD deaths and that share the same risk factors and therefore also the same strategies
  • Next Step 2014 presentation by Dr. Timothy Armstrong from World Health Organization (WHO)

    1. 1. Physical Activity, Sport, and Non-Communicable Disease Dr Timothy Armstrong Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases Department
    2. 2. The World Health Organization (WHO) • Specialized agency within the Charter of the United Nations (1948) • 194 Member State • One WHO, but decentralized structure • Governing bodies – World Health Assembly – Executive Board WHO's objective: Attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health
    3. 3. WHO Regional Offices
    4. 4. WHO is primarily responsible for: • • • • • • providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends
    5. 5.  I Why are governments seeing NCDs as the new frontier in the fight to improve public health and socio-economic development? In all developing countries, and by any metric, NCDs now account for a large enough share of premature deaths and poverty to merit a concerted and coordinated government-led public policy response.
    6. 6. 2000 Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2003 Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health 2004 2008-2013 Action Plan on the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2008 Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol 2009 WHO Global Status Report on NCDs 2010 2011 Moscow Declaration 2013 2014 2025 UN Political Declaration on NCDs UN General Assembly Comprehensive Review 2014 on NCDs Attainment of the 9 global targets for NCDs by 2025 WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020, including 9 global targets and 25 indicators
    7. 7. Global burden of NCDs (millions of deaths in 2008) M 60 M 50 ( m. deaths due to NCDs (63% of global deaths 36 M 40 9% 28% M 30 M 20 M 10 47% 16% 0 Communicable, maternal, perinatal and nutritional conditions NCDs < 60 NCDs > 60 Injuries
    8. 8. Noncommunicable disease and risk factors Tobacco use Unhealthy diets Physical inactivity Harmful use of alcohol Heart disease and stroke     Diabetes     Cancer     Chronic lung disease 
    9. 9. Huge disparities exist across countries in relation to the probability of death from an NCD between the ages of 30-69
    10. 10. The cost of inaction in developing countries over the next 15 years is ( enormous (compared to the cost of action US$ 7T US$ 170B is the cumulative lost output in developing countries associated with NCDs between 2011-2025 is the overall cost for all developing countries to scale up action by implementing a set of interventions between 2011 and 2025, identified as priority actions by WHO Reports are available at
    11. 11. The General Assembly adopted by consensus the resolution titled "Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases" (document A/66/L.1).
    12. 12. The WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020 unites governments, international partners and WHO around a common agenda Vision: A world free of the avoidable burden of NCDs Goal: To reduce the preventable and avoidable burden of morbidity, mortality and disability due to NCDs by means of multisectoral collaboration and cooperation at national, regional and global levels Obesity Symposium Brocher Foundation Geneva, 1 –2 July 2013
    13. 13. The WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020 has six objectives with recommended actions for Member States, international partners and WHO Objective 1 To raise the priority accorded to the prevention and control of NCDs in global, regional and national agendas and internationally agreed development goals, through strengthened international cooperation and advocacy Obesity Symposium Brocher Foundation Geneva, 1 –2 July 2013 Objective 2 To strengthen national capacity, leadership, governance, multisectoral action and partnerships to accelerate country response for the prevention and control of NCDs Objective 3 To reduce modifiable risk factors for NCDs and underlying social determinants through creation of health-promoting environments Objective 44 Objective To strengthen To strengthen and orient and orient health systems health systems to address the to address the prevention and prevention and control of control of NCDs and NCDs and the underlying the underlying social social determinants determinants through through people-centred people-centred primary health primary health care and care and universal universal health health coverage coverage Objective 55 Objective To promote To promote and support and support national national capacity for capacity for high-quality high-quality research and research and development development for the for the prevention and prevention and control of control of NCDs NCDs Objective 6 To monitor the trends and determinants of NCDs and evaluate progress in their prevention and control
    14. 14. Formal Meeting of Member States to conclude the work on the comprehensive global monitoring framework including indicators and a set of voluntary targets for the prevention and control of NCDs
    15. 15. 2013-2020 NCD Global Action Plan • Actions are to advance the implementation of the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health and other relevant strategies with a focus on policies and actions across multiple settings and emphasis on a life course approach. • Interventions to increase participation in physical activity in the entire population for which favorable cost effectiveness data are emerging should be promoted. • Aim: progress in achieving the voluntary global targets
    16. 16. WHO Global Recommendations on Physical Activity (2010)
    17. 17. Partnership for action " …agree to work together in our respective countries and areas to accelerate the implementation of national NCD strategies with particular focus on strengthening joint initiatives to increase participation in sport."
    18. 18. Partnership for action