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Building capacity of developing countries to prevent non-communicable diseases
IUHPE & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- CDC
Cooperative Agreement CDC RFA DP07-708
Challenges to global health are huge, and the disparities between and within countries are vast; however, the connectivity of global trade, travel, and skilled labor and our collective exposure to transnational threats, such as climate change and pandemics, have necessitated a more global approach to improving the health of populations. Diseases of global importance, such as injuries, noncommunicable diseases, and mental health, can be partitioned according to their differential geographic and temporal effects. Fineberg H. V., Hunter D. J. A Global View of Health - An Unfolding Series New England Journal of Medicine 2013; 368:78-79 (January 3, 2013) DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe1208801.
Building capacity for health promotion underpins IUHPE's strategic objectives. Through a Cooperative Agreement, the IUHPE and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have enabled the development of a wide range of initiatives that contribute to and support building the capacity of developing countries to prevent Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
Background and rationale
Between 2002 and 2007, the first Cooperative Agreement (U50/CCU021856) on Global Health Promotion and Health Education Initiatives, enabled IUHPE to be more actively involved in more geographical areas, such as Africa, Latin America and the Southwest Pacific region and facilitated access to a range of new networks working in areas like physical activity and cardiovascular health.
In 2007, IUHPE and CDC embarked upon a second Cooperative Agreement focusing on "Building Capacity of Developing Countries to Prevent Non-Communicable Diseases". The continued collaboration builds on successes, achievements and deliverables of the first Cooperative Agreement to strengthen existing relationships, build new collaborations with experts in health promotion and related fields, and engage with professional networks through a variety of activities and programmes. The continuing collaboration, informed by the evaluation of projects conducted under the previous agreement, addresses different areas.
The programme aims to strengthen the technical capacity of low and middle income countries through the development and implementation of health promotion strategies, coalition and dissemination of evidence-based knowledge and practical experience, capacity building, and infrastructure development.
The IUHPE conducts and implements the announced programme by:
employing the expertise and infrastructure of its global network, and that of its partners;
developing and strengthening established mechanisms and technologies to collect and analyse data and indicators; and
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