Emergent recommendations from WHO-AFRO meetings in Nairobi

Categories: Policy.
  • Implementation and monitoring of national NCD action plans through public-private partnerships to ensure effective responses
  • Advocacy and capacity building as well as development
  • Effective regulation and Improving surveillance systems for quality data
  • Involving civil society and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in all responses with leadership from the Ministries of Health as well as developing regional strategic plans
  • Partnering in funding to reduce vertical funding and programmes –HIV funding that does not necessarily incorporate cancer and other NCDs.
  • A call by Member States for a balance between funding towards communicable and non- communicable diseases.
  • Integrated approaches to pull together scarce resources, financial and in terms of manpower.
  • Support for country management information systems to collect quality data on NCDs through WHO’s tools for adaptation
  • Encouraging African governments to collect data and to allocate resources for the management of NCDs
  • The role of governments in regulating local prices for medicines to prevent price inflation at the local level
  • The role of the private sector as critical and worthy of emphasis in the establishment of public-private partnerships and collaboration.
  • Integration NCDs in existing responses with stronger coordination
  • Conducting STEPS Surveys to show the magnitude of the risk factors for NCDs
  • Increased supervision and training of supervisors, and capacity building for care providers
  • Providing protocols and M&E tools
  • Multi sectoral partnerships and decentralising services for NCDs
  • Application of the WHO-PEN together with other holistic interventions
  • Strengthening community participation to leverage impact
  • Global Action Plan to reflect realities on the ground in developing countries and Regional specificities when dealing with NCDs
  • Ensuring there are voices from patients for more effective advocacy.