Both WHO and UNDP have produced a set of briefs which provide policy and decision makers across government with information on how non-communicable diseases (NCDs) impact their sector.
This includes the proactive steps they can take to respond to the challenges while advancing their own objectives and accountabilities.
NCDs - World's biggest killers
NCDs – principally cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory disease – are the world’s biggest killers. Urgent action is needed to prevent the annual toll of 15 million people who die prematurely from NCDs.
Tackling NCDs and their risk factors requires a response from government sectors beyond health. It is possible to identify strategies and approaches that deliver shared gains and co-benefits for all sectors involved.
Download sectoral briefs (PDF, English):