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From: The NCD Alliance <>
Date: March 18, 2013, 5:32:54 AM EDT

Subject: Global Campaign Updates: WHO releases new draft Global NCD Action Plan; Updates on post-2015
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Global Campaign Updates: WHO releases new draft Global NCD Action Plan; Updates on post-2015
18 March 2013

Dear members of the NCD Alliance network,

WHO releases updated draft Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020

Based on the third round of informal consultations with Member States, UN agencies, NGOs, and the private sector over the past two weeks, WHO has published an updated revised version of the draft Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020.
Notable changes in the revised GAP include:
Overarching principles: Multisectoral action; international cooperation and solidarity; and conflict of interest have been added as overarching principles.

Costing: The estimated cost of implementing the GAP by the WHO Secretariat is now included. It is estimated at USD 240 million for 2014/2015.

Priority actions: Appendix 3is now the “implementation” section of the GAP. It is a menu of policy options and cost-effective interventions across each objective, which will enable Member States to achieve the 9 voluntary global targets.

Global coordination mechanism (GCM): A description of the GCM is now included under objective 2, including principles and key functions. The schematic has been removed.
Reporting cycle: A reporting cycle is outlined under objective 6 – including reporting on the global monitoring framework every 5 years; the global status report on NCDs every 3 years; and a mid-term evaluation on implementation of the GAP. Process indicators have been removed.

Member states, UN agencies, relevant NGOs and private sector entities are invited to submit comments to WHO by 29th March via an online consultation. The NCD Alliance is preparing a response which we will share with our network as soon as possible. As this is the last opportunity to influence the content of the GAP before adoption at the World Health Assembly, we urge our network to engage in this consultation. Click here to read our previous submissions to WHO on the GAP.

Health in the Post-2015 Agenda: High-level dialogue report issued
The meeting report of the high-level dialogue on health in the post-2015 development agenda, held on 5-6 March in Botswana, is now available via the World We Want.

The report reinforces the centrality of health to the future development framework, and outlines a series of health priorities for post-2015, including NCDs. A possible framework for the future health goals is described, including an overarching goal of maximising health at all stages of life, underpinned by two health sector-specific goals:
Accelerating progress on the health MDG agenda (MDGs 4, 5, and 6)
Reducing the burden of major NCDs (toward achieving the agreed 25% mortality reduction)
Universal health coverage (UHC) is described as the “health sector’s key contribution” to achieving the goals. In addition, it is proposed that all goals in the new development agenda be linked to measurable health targets in order to address the social determinants; and the "hard-wiring" of equity into the goals is emphasised, through disaggregating indicators and targets at all levels.

The final report of the consultation on health in the post-2015 agenda will be made available at the beginning of April by the thematic facilitators.

Reminder: NCD Alliance webinars this Thursday

We will be holding two webinars this Thursday 21 March to update our network on the GAP consultations, the post-2015 development process, and our advocacy asks and strategy leading up to the World Health Assembly in May.

The first webinar will take place at 10 - 11:30 am CET. The second webinar, which will cover the same agenda, will be held from 11 am - 12:30 pm EST // 16:00-17:30h CET. Invitations to the webinars have been sent out. If you have not received an invitation and would like to be included, please email us at .

Thank you,

The NCD Alliance team

Marie Connelly
Replied at 10:27 AM, 18 Mar 2013

Hi everyone,

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