Welcome to PAFNCDs

Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity are the number one killer in the Americas region and threaten socio-economic development, but there are cost effective solutions, which require everyone to work together with a comprehensive approach, that calls for action and interventions in and out of the health sector. PAHO’s Member States have mandated a multistakeholder, collaborative, “whole of government and whole of society” approach to fight Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) consistent with the global commitments made at the United Nations High Level Meeting on NCDs (UNHLM) in 2011.  The Pan American Forum for Action on NCDs (PAFNCD) was established by PAHO as an open platform to help address the NCD epidemic in the Americas, promote, and contribute to the implementation  of the PAHO Regional Strategy for the prevention and control of NCDs. The Forum mobilizes partners to dialogue and catalyze innovative ways of fostering health at all levels, reducing the growing costs associated with NCDs, and saving lives.

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