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Strengthening NCD Civil Society Organizations

Report of the Regional Meeting, New Delhi, India, 9-10 July 2015

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WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia

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Number of pages: 51
Publication date: 29 September 2015
WHO reference number: SEA-NCD-93

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Summary

Noncommunicable diseases are the major cause of morbidity mortality in the WHO South-East Asia Region. The Political Declaration of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on the prevention and control of NCDs in 2011 recognized the important role that civil society and other relevant stakeholders play in supporting national efforts at prevention and control. The WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, in collaboration with the NCD Alliance, organized a two-day regional meeting on Strengthening NCD Civil Society Organizations in the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia in New Delhi, India on 9–10 July 2015. The meeting was attended by 94 participants, and aimed to stimulate a stronger civil society movement for the prevention and control of NCDs in the Region. This report presents the deliberations and recommendations of the participants of the regional meeting.