We wish to inform you that the second WHO Global Status Report on NCD (accessible through the following link: the Second WHO Global Status Report on NCDs ) was launched on 19 January 2015 which framed around the nine global targets for NCDs to be attained by 2025. The below points were mentioned during the launching of the report:
· provide guidance on how Ministries of Health can set national NCD targets, and lead the development and implementation of policies and interventions to attain them.
· identify bottlenecks, as well as opportunities and priority actions for attaining national targets, taking into account the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020, the 2011 UN Political Declaration on NCDs and the 2014 UN Outcome Document on NCDs.
· provide the 2010 baseline estimates on NCD mortality and risk factors, against which progress will be measured, as well as the latest available estimates on NCD mortality (2012) and risk factors (2010/2012).