A very successful 10th international seminar on the Public Health Aspects of Noncommunicable Diseases


The Institute of social and preventive medicine (IUMSP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) organised in Lausanne, from 6 to 10 June 2016, a seminar for the prevention of noncommunicable diseases in developing countries. This seminar (WHO-IUMSP Seminar on the Public Health Aspects of Noncommunicable Diseases) was successful indeed, gathering senior programme and public health managers from about 15 countries, and receiving very positive evaluations.

Led by a team of around 20 IUMSP and WHO facilitators, this seminar reviewed the noncommunicable diseases prevention strategies, the noncommunicable diseases world action plan 2013-2020, and the priority interventions for this type of disease.

This course has become a useful and internationally recognised tool to strengthen developing countries’ capacities to face the emergence of noncommunicable diseases (eg. diabetes, cancers, cardiovascular diseases). The principles discussed during the seminar, confronted with the experiences encountered by the participants in the various countries, allow the participants to better identify the healthcare policies and programmes to be implemented upon their return. Moreover, regional and national editions of this seminar have also been organised, with the IUMSP’s contribution. This course demonstrates a fruitful partnership between the academic world and public local and international organisations.

This was the 10th edition of a seminar that brings together directors of national noncommunicable diseases prevention and control programmes. To this day, public health managers from some 100 countries have participated to this training.

The 11th edition will take place in Lausanne in June 2017.

To know more :

WHO-IUMSP Seminar on the Public Health Aspects of Noncommunicable Diseases

Seminar flyer

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