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.
- PAHO seeks to prevent breast and cervical cancer, which claim some 120,000 lives each year in the Americas
- PAHO, World Federation of Sporting Goods discuss joint action to promote physical activity in the Americas
- Fighting NCDs Requires Commitment from All Sectors: With Clear Rules of Engagement including Conflicts of Interest, It Can Be Done