members webThe Inter-American Task Force on NCDs promotes collaboration across various sectors of government in the Americas for a comprehensive response to NCDs at the national, sub-regional and regional levels. It includes the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Organization of American States (OAS), including the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) and the Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the World Bank.

The Inter-American Task Force on NCDs was officially launched on June 17th 2015 at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS).

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Full list of NCD latest News:

pdf Agenda

Welcome Remarks pdf H.E. Luis Almagro, Secretary General, Organization of American States (Video)

A strategic alliance to address prevention and control of NCDs in the Americas: The Inter American Task Force on NCDs.  pdf Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director, Pan American Health Organization (Video)

panel webPanel 1: Engaging a "whole of government" approach for NCDs (Video)
•    Brazil: pdf Dr. Marta Silva, Coordinator of NCDs and Disease Surveillance, Ministry of Health
•    Jamaica: pdf Dr. Tamu Davidson Sadler, Medical Epidemiologist Chronic Diseases and Injuries Prevention/NCD Focal Point, Ministry of Health
•    Mexico: pdf Dr. Lucero Rodríguez Cabrera, Director for Strategy and Development of Healthy Environments, Ministry of Health
•    Panama: pdf Dr. Itza Barahona de Mosca, Director General, Ministry of Health
•    Trinidad and Tobago: pdf Dr. Kumar Sundaraneedi, Medical Director, Health Programmes and Technical Support Services, Ministry of Health

Panel 2: Tackling NCDs through the Inter American organizations and associated international organizations and agencies (Video)
•     pdf Dr. Anselm Hennis, Director of the Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, Pan American Health Organization
•    pdf Dr. Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, Director, Department of Social Inclusion, Organization of American States
•    pdf Dr. Ferdinando Regalia, Social Protection and Health Division Chief, Inter-American Development Bank
•     pdf Dr. Miguel Garcia Winder, Representative in the United States, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
•    pdf Dr. Ines Bustillo, Director of the Washington Office, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
•    pdf Dr. Daniel Dulitzky, Practice Manager for Health, World Bank

Concluding Remarks.  pdf Mr. Luis Alberto Moreno Mejía, Inter-American Development Bank President (Video)

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Video: NCDs: A health threat, a curb on development