September 26th, 2012 | Posted by mitchelc in Stakeholders

Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity are the #1 killer in the Americas region and threaten socio-economic development, but there are cost effective solutions, which require everyone to work together with a comprehensive approach, that calls for action and interventions in and out of the health sector.

The Pan American Forum for Action on NCDs (PAFNCD) is an exciting platform  that recognizes all stakeholders have a role to play to combat the epidemic of NCDs in the Americas. PAFNCD brings together all actors with complementary roles & skills to dialogue and catalyze innovative ways to jointly implement the strategic priority initiatives of the Regional Strategy, together with the 38 PAHO Members States, civil society organizations, private sector companies and academia.

I look forward to working with you to forge new partnerships and fulfill the UN High Level Meeting’s mandates to address NCDs and to improve health and development in the Region.

We thank the early partners of the Forum from governments, civil society, academia and the private sector, and encourage others to join this call to action.

Best regards,

Irene Klinger

Manager-External Relations, Resource Mobilization and Partnerships 

How to become a Member

To become a Member of the PAFNCD, you must first:

  • 1. Complete a Membership Application Form:  it provides background information about you or your entity
  • 2. Sign the Commitment to Action: it is a commitment to the fight against NCDs and to refrain from actions that could be perceived as infringing on integrity, independence and impartiality, or that can pose or can be perceived as posing conflicts of interest;
  • 3. Agree to comply with the Rules of Engagement, as amended from time to time.

All prospective Members must first complete the Application Form and submit to along with a signed Commitment to Action and Rules and Regulations.  PAHO will review the application documents and respond with additional questions, as necessary, and then provide a written response to the application.

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