Stakeholders & projects


  • Global noncommunicable disease network (NCDnet)
    A voluntary, collaborative arrangement comprising United Nations agencies, intergovernmental organizations, academia, research centres, nongovernmental organizations and the business community.
  • Noncommunicable diseases
    WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations System. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

WHO Regional Office for Europe

  • Noncommunicable diseases
    The Regional Office sets norms and standards and provides guidance and public health tools to help countries implement effective programmes and address risk factors for noncommunicable diseases.

European Commission (EC)

  • DG Health and Food Safety
    Promotes a comprehensive approach to tackling the burden of chronic disease in Europe.
  • CHANCES (European Commission)
    To combine and integrate on going studies in order to produce evidence on ageing related health characteristics and determinants in four groups of chronic diseases and conditions that are major contributors to the burden of disease on the elderly.
  • CHRONIOUS (European Commission)
    To define a European framework for a generic, intelligent, ubiquitous, adaptive platform for monitoring the health status of people with chronic health conditions for use by both patients and health care professionals.
  • DISMEVAL (European Commission)
    To improve prevention and management of chronic health conditions, which impose a heavy burden on society and account for a large share of health care costs; use of disease management interventions to educate patients about prevention and health management strategies and to provide guidance, behavioural modification and social and emotional support.
  • EU-WISE (European Commission)
    To understand the management of chronic conditions and especially how initiatives are translated and embedded into practice in daily life.
  • ICARE4EU (European Commission)
    To describe and analyse innovative approaches in multidisciplinary care for people with multiple chronic conditions.
  • InSup-C (European Commission)
    Will contribute to improving the organization of care for patients with advanced cancer and chronic disease and can be extrapolated to other patients with complex care needs.
  • MAPING_NCD (European Commission)
    Contributes to the capacity of the European Union to develop evidence based policies for coordinated approaches to NCD research and initiatives.
  • PRIMA-eDS (European Commission)
    Current best evidence will be collected in a systematic review and recommendations made to optimize treatment of elderly people with cardiovascular disease, heart failure, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, diabetes mellitus type 2, musculoskeletal disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and mental diseases.
  • TICD (European Commission)
    To find better methods for tailoring implementation to overcome barriers and improve knowledge about care in chronic illness.
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