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Webinar launching CoP on NCDs and Commercial Determinants of Health

As announced at the European Health Forum Gastein, the WHO GCM/NCD, alongside the Global Health Centre at Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and CPC Analytics, are launching a new Community of Practice (CoP) on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and commercial determinants of health (CDoH). Hosted on the new Knowledge Action Portal (KAP), these virtual discussions will bring together experts to develop knowledge, share best practices and country case studies on the focused thematic area of NCD prevention and control.

A webinar titled ‘The commercial determinants of health – towards a productive debate’ will launch the new CoP on Tuesday 20, November 2018 at 15:00 (Geneva). Speakers and topics include:

  • Professor Jeff Collin, Professor of Global Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh
    • Corporate strategies and NCDs – do we know enough already?
  • Ms Charlotte Ersbøll, Senior Advisor to UN Global Compact
    • Competitiveness and health – where do we see pro-health innovations in firms that can scale?
  • Dr Tim Lobstein, Director of Policy, World Obesity Foundation
    • Lifestyle vs. determinants – where does our ability to make healthy consumption choices end?
  • Mr Robert Marten, Researcher at the London School of Tropical Medicine
    • Partnerships for fighting NCDs – is it impossible?

General Meeting Co-Chair Statement

Hosted by the Government of Switzerland in Geneva on 5 and 6 of November, 2018, the GCM/NCD General meeting brought together more than 300 Participants and 90 Member States represented. The two-day meeting discussed the results of the preliminary evaluation of the GCM/NCD in order to assess the progress made by the GCM/NCD and outline future strategic directions to enhance the GMC/NCD’s added value and continued relevance.

The General Meeting also built on the outcomes of the UN General Assembly Third High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of NCDs (UNGA HLM3), providing different stakeholder perspectives on how to facilitate the implementation of the high-level commitments and the WHO Thirteenth Global Programme of Work (GPW13).

The meeting concluded with a statement from the co-chairs of the meeting Switzerland and Sri Lanka which can be accessed here. A full report summarising the event and key outcomes will be shortly available.