Health Promotion Forum
Reducing health inequity and promoting well-being across the NCD agenda: Health literacy development for the prevention and control of NCDs
Moderator: Dr Guy Fones, Head, Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs, WHO
Organised by WHO GCM/NCD (HQ/DDG/GNP/GCM) and Swinburne University of Technology
In this Session we introduce and launch the WHO Health literacy Development for the prevention and control of NCDs report. This WHO Global Public Health Good sets out how to apply health literacy to progress towards SDG targets and goals. Systematic, country-wide, yet locally relevant health literacy development, is required to boost progress toward health and equity and to ensure Member States’ actions on NCDs and their risk factors is effective for all communities and reaches all peoples without distinction, including groups often left behind. Through its report, the WHO Member State-led Global Experts Working Group on Health Education and Health Literacy for NCDs provides practical solutions to accelerate progress on NCD targets through four integrated volumes:
02 Health Literacy: A globally relevant perspective;
03 Practical actions for health literacy development and responsiveness;
04 WHO National Health Literacy Demonstration Projects (NHLDPs) case studies.
This session showcases how WHO has invested in the development of health literacy since the commitments contained in the Shanghai Declaration, emanating from the previous Global Conference on Health Promotion.