WHO Independent High-level Commission on NCDs: Web-Based Consultation (10-16 May 2018)

10 May 2018 - 16 May 2018
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WHO Independent High-level Commission on NCDs

The WHO Independent High-level Commission is hosting a web-based consultation from 10 to 16 May 2018 on a preliminary draft report dated 1 May 2018. Member States, UN organizations, NGOs, private sector entities, philanthropic foundations, and academic institutions are invited to submit their comments by email to ncdcommission@who.int by 16 May 2018.

All relevant contributions received before or on 16 May 2018 will be published on this website. The comments received may serve as an input for the work of the Commission. The report will be launched on 1 June 2018.

Synergies for beating NCDs and promoting mental health and well-being

"... hundreds of millions of people globally are affected by the four noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – cardiovascular and lung diseases, cancer and diabetes. A reminder may be timely, however, that as many people are affected by mental and neurological disorders (MNDs) – including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and dementia. MNDs can be a precursor to or a consequence of NCDs. They share many of the same determinants and consequences, and frequently occur in the same person. Both are risk factors for suicide."