The World Health Organisation (WHO) is reforming its programmes and policy, financing and management and governance in order to better address the health challenges of the21st century. This reform is very timely - just months after the UN High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and consensus reached by 193 UN Member States to accelerate global progress on diabetes and NCDs.
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has responded to WHO’s consultation on its reform agenda. IDF supports WHO’s overall vision to reform programmes and policy with a new bottom-up and country led approach and offers specific recommendations to ensure WHO is adequately equipped to combat diabetes and NCDs.
Our response addresses the following issues on the future of WHO:
- Programmes and policy setting
- Programme budget
- Stakeholder engagement and partnerships
Our recommendations in these areas aim to assist WHO in fulfilling its leadership role for diabetes and other NCDs.
For more information on the WHO consultation please visit http://www.who.int/dg/reform/consultation/en/