Dear members of the NCD Alliance network,
NCD Alliance response to draft report on health in the post-2015 agenda
In advance of the high-level dialogue on health in the post-2015 development agenda in Botswana on 5-6 March, WHO has issued a draft synthesis report. The report is a summary of input from the global thematic consultation to date, making the case for health in post-2015 and proposing options for specific health goals, targets, and indicators in the post-2015 framework.
The NCD Alliance submitted a detailed response to the report. We welcome that NCDs are recognised as a current and future development challenge, and that the “25 by 25” NCD mortality target is referenced as a possible “MDG-like goal” for post-2015. However we believe the report can be improved by strengthening the linkages between NCDs, poverty and development; placing greater emphasis on the life-course approach to health; ensuring the overarching health goal addresses mortality, morbidity and disability; and including health-specific indicators for all dimensions of post-2015, to ensure a multisectoral response to health and NCDs.
Click here to read our response to the draft report, including specific recommendations on the draft.
Comments on the draft are now closed. A revised version will be posted on the World We Want platform at the end of February and will form the basis for discussion at the High-Level Dialogue in Botswana.
Timeline of Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020 consultations, NGO pre-meeting
On 11 February, WHO released a revised draft of the Global NCD Action Plan (GAP) 2013-2020. This version will be discussed at a series of informal dialogues and consultations at WHO in March:
Wednesday 6 March for relevant NGOs
Thursday 7 March for private sector entities
Monday-Tuesday 11-12 March for member states
The draft is also open for public comment via a WHO online consultation until 10 March. Click here for more information on the consultation process.
The NCD Alliance, together with many of our NGO partners, is developing a detailed submission on the GAP to inform our engagement in the consultation process. We will circulate this to you shortly. To read our previous responses, please click here.
Statement from UK Prime Minister Cameron on NCDs
UK Prime Minister David Cameron issued a statement in support of the launch of the Lancet series on NCDs and development last week. Click here to read the full statement.
The NCD Alliance team