The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing a Framework for Meaningful Engagement of People Living with NCDs (PLWNCDs) and Mental Health Conditions (MHCs) that will guide WHO and Member States in the meaningful engagement of PLWNCDs and MHCs in co-designing NCD and MHC policies, programmes, and principles.
Two informal consultations are being organized by WHO and PAHO, one for the Caribbean and North America (20-21 April, 2022), and the other for Latin America (6 and 7 April 2022)
These consultations will support the co-creation and participatory development processes of the framework and explore the importance of and how meaningful engagement of PLWNCDs and MHCs is and/or can be further implemented at a regional and national level.
The objectives of the PAHO/WHO Informal Consultation with PLWNCDs and MHCs in the Caribbean and North America are to:
- Understand and learn from WHO regional office activities that integrate and practice meaningful engagement of PLWNCDs and MHCs
- Identify regional and country-level insights, experiences, approaches and nuances in implementing meaningful engagement of PLWNCDs and MHCs and other NCD related areas
- Identify existing barriers and implementation gaps in meaningfully engaging PLWNCDs and MHCs, including but not limited to resource capabilities in existing health and social care systems and capacity-building needs
- Discuss possible strategies to address implementation gaps in regional or national capacities
- Discuss opportunities for co-development and implementation of framework and further contextualization of framework and derivative products
How to participate
- DATE: 20 and 21 April, 2022
- TIME: 13:00- 16:30 EDT [check local times in other cities at the bottom of the page]
Persons interested in participate in the consultation for Caribbean and North America should fill the following survey (available in English and French)
Please note that this form is only to express interest in attending the informal consultation. Submitting this form does not confirm or guarantee your participation in the consultation.
There will be an ongoing review of expressions of interest with priority given to those with lived experiences linked to NCDs and MHCs from the region, alongside marginalised groups such as people living with disabilities, youth, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, members of minority groups, indigenous people, internally displaced persons, and non-nationals, including refugees, asylum seekers, and migrant workers.
Those selected to attend will be contacted. Please note that non-State actors (NGO, academia and independent) attendees will be required to complete a declaration of interest form. Please note that this form is mandatory as part of the WHO framework of engaging non-State actors.
If you have any questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 7:00 am – Honolulu
- 10:00 am.– Los Ángeles, Vancouver
- 11:00 am. – Belmopan
- 12:00 pm. – Kingston
- 1:00 pm. – Bridgetown, Castries, Georgetown, Nassau, Ottawa, Port-au-Prince, Port of Spain, San Juan, Washington DC
- 2:00 pm – Paramaribo
- 7:00 pm. – Geneva, Madrid
For other cities, check the time in the following link
Informal Consultation for Latin America
For people living with Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health in countries in Latin America, there will be another Informal Consultation for Latin America on 6 and 7 April, 2022, with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Those interested in participate, should fill the following form:
Learn more (in Spanish)