In response to policy and strategy developments on EU and global level in the area of surveillance, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe organized a meeting from 8-9 December 2015 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The meeting was organized as part of a project on integrated Noncommunicable Disease (iNCD) surveillance, supported by the European Commission and the WHO. The outcomes of the meeting contributed to addressing the current main challenges of NCD reporting in Europe, and to provide Member States with a common framework, definitions and instruments for NCD surveillance.
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iNCD project summary
Within the context of the Global Monitoring Framework on Noncommunicable Diseases, the European Commission and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe have collaborated with experts from Member States to track the progress of and further develop monitoring frameworks for the prevention and control of major NCDs across countries in the areas of cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases, diabetes and their key risk factors. This project informs the comparability and availability of NCD indicators data at the local, national and international levels, while also exploring different ways information and communication technologies improve the relevance of the availability of data.
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Clalit Research Institute has contributed to this project in its role as a WHO Collaborating Centre, by sharing its knowledge and experience in developing and utilizing data-driven tools and evaluations for the improvement of chronic illness monitoring, care delivery and prevention.
The final project report can be found here.