Multi-sectoral Approach to Non-Communicable Diseases Control: Easier Said than Done

  • Kishori Mahat Non-Communicable Disease Unit, The Nossal Institute of Global Health, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Badri Thapa Public Health Specialist, Bishalnagar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Keywords: multi-sectoral; non-communicable diseases; risk factors; sustainable development goals.

Abstract

The burden of non-communicable diseases is growing and countries are committed to combat this and achieve the sustainable development goals and targets. Non-communicable diseases are complex conditions attributed by multiple behavioural risk factors and without understanding the whole ecosystem of such diseases, it is difficult to determine the global goals and targets for them and to take action to address them. Countries are trying to take the multi-sectoral approach in addressing the non-communicable diseases and often encounter challenges in operationalizing the approach. Therefore, it is essential to nuance the multi-sectoral approach to non-communicable diseases in order to better inform application to achieving the sustainable development goals for which multisectoral approach is imperative.

Published
2019-12-31
How to Cite
Mahat, K., & Thapa, B. (2019). Multi-sectoral Approach to Non-Communicable Diseases Control: Easier Said than Done. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 57(220). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.4729
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