ISN Joins GCCH in Urging Increased WHO Capacity to Tackle NCDsISN admin
The ISN has submitted a joint statement alongside its partners in the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health (GCCH) to the EU-led stakeholder consultation on strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies.
The resulting draft resolution, to be debated at the 74th World Health Assembly, aims to increase efforts to build and strengthen WHO mechanisms and preparedness systems to protect the global population against the spread of disease and minimize health risks associated with health emergencies.
As people living with NCDs are at higher risk of poor outcomes during health crises, the ISN and the GCCH have called upon WHO member states to strengthen WHO’s capacity to include and tackle NCDs and their multi-morbidity/co-morbidity implications in its response to health-emergencies.
The statement highlights the need to develop national strategic responses and joint operational plans to ensure the timely treatment of circulatory diseases – diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke – ensuring the necessary support to access and receive treatment and essential medications during health emergencies.