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National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control Non-communicable Diseases (NCDS) 2013-2018

Ministry of Health; Jamaica Country Resources General Health Strategies and Plans Jamaica 1 January 2013 Policy document non communicable disease, plan, strategy

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The goal of the strategic and action plan is to reduce the burden of preventable morbidity and disability and avoidable premature mortality due to noncommunicable diseases and injuries by 25% by 2025.

Reduce exposure to modifiable risk factors for non-communicable diseases and promotion of health throughout the lifecycle through the creation of health-promoting environments.

Strengthen and reorient health systems to address prevention and control of non-communicable diseases through people-centred primary health care and universal health coverage

Strengthen national capacity for NCD surveillance and high quality research for prevention and control of non- communicable diseases

Strengthen international cooperation and advocacy to raise the priority accorded to prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in the development agenda and in internationally agreed development goals.

Build health-promoting public policies through health in all policies

Strengthen national capacity, leadership, governance, mulitsectoral action and partnership to accelerate country


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