Noncommunicable diseases

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The goal of the regional NCD programme is to reduce preventable morbidity, avoidable disability and premature mortality due to NCDs in the South-East Asia Region. To achieve this goal, a draft regional action plan has been developed. The regional action plan is guided by a set of principles and lists priority actions along four strategic action areas:

Strategic Action Area 1: Advocacy, partnerships, and leadership

Strategic Action Area 2: Health promotion and risk reduction

Strategic Action Area 3: Health system strengthening for early detection and management of NCDs and their risk factors

Strategic Action Area 4: Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation and Research

Implementation of these priority actions by Member States, WHO and other partners should lead to achievement of the global and regional voluntary targets by 2025.