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WHF President-Elect, Prof David Wood, and WHF Director of Policy & Advocacy, Jeremiah Mwangi, will next week be participating in the WHO Global Dialogue Meeting on the role of non-State actors in supporting Member States in their national efforts to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs), as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The meeting will see  representatives from Member States, United Nations organizations, other intergovernmental organizations and non-State actors like the World Heart Federation, philanthropic foundations, business associations and academic institutions convene at a Global Dialogue Meeting in Balaclava, Mauritius (19-21 October 2016).

Non-State actors, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business associations, philanthropic foundations and academic institutions, are critical partners in supporting the implementation of government-led efforts to address cancer, diabetes, heart disease, chronic respiratory diseases and the associated risk factors. However, the specific roles and responsibilities of each of these actors vary, depending on the country, the topic and the circumstances.

Read more, including a provisional programme and background documents

How you can contribute to the Global Dialogue

Develop and share your questions and comments on working together to tackle NCDs
What questions would you like to see raised? What are some of your lessons learned from collaborating to enhance NCD prevention and control in countries?

Send your questions and comments by email to gcmncd@who.int, or tweet them before and during the Dialogue using the hashtag #beatNCDs. You can also follow @MikkelsenGCM for direct updates from the Dialogue. Questions will be raised to the moderator and panellists during the sessions in Mauritius.

Join the Global Dialogue online
The Global Dialogue will be webcast in order to promote participation and transparency. Please register for this WebEx