NCD Country Capacity Tools

A comprehensive capacity assessment tool for non-communicable diseases in low- to middle-income countries

Authors: Isabel Garcia de Quevedo, Felipe Lobelo, Loren Cadena, Madalena Soares, Michael Pratt

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death worldwide, with higher rates of premature mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). This places a high economic burden on these countries, which usually have limited capacity to address this public health problem. We developed a guided, self-assessment tool for describing national capacity for NCD prevention and control. The purpose of this tool is to assist countries in identifying key opportunities and gaps in NCD capacity and workforce training, surveillance, advocacy, planning, and evidence-based prevention strategies to help

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