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Oman partners with WHO to prevent premature deaths from NCDs at WHO Global Meeting on Noncommuicable Diseases and Mental Health

Oman partners with WHO to prevent premature deaths from NCDs at WHO Global Meeting on Noncommuicable Diseases and Mental Health

Oman partners with WHO to prevent premature deaths from NCDs at WHO Global Meeting on Noncommuicable Diseases and Mental Health

9/12/2019

Today the Sultanate of Oman welcomes about 600 delegates from around the world, including Ministers and high-level delegates at the World Health Organization’s Global Meeting on Noncommuicable Diseases (NCDs) and Mental Health held on 9-12 December 2019. 

The representatives from over 100 Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) across the globe come from public health and other sectors, UN agencies, civil society, private sector, philanthropies, and academia. The delegates gathered around the aim to reduce early deaths and scale up interventions to reach UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Target 3.4 by the year 2030 by catalysing action through partnerships and capacity building. 

The first event of the Global Meeting included a Technical Meeting of the National NCD Directors and Programme Managers that aimed at strengthening their capacity in order to implement a set of priority interventions that will put their countries on a sustainable path to attain SDG target 3.4 on NCDs and mental health by 2030, fulfil the commitments made by Heads of State and Government in the Political Declarations of the UN General Assembly adopted in 2011, 2014 and 2018, in addition to contribute to the “triple billion” targets for WHO’s NCD-related actions set out in the 13th Global Programme of Work.

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