EuropeActive actively supports the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (GCM/NCD), a global Member State-led coordinating and engagement platform established to help counteract the global health threat of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The WHO recently published the meeting report of the first meeting of the GCM/NCD, outline the future direction of the mechanism.
NCDs, like cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, are the leading cause of mortality worldwide, being responsible for 71% of deaths. One of the main risk factors is physical inactivity. EuropeActive, together with its partners, is fully committed to help prevent NCDs and make more people more active more often.