The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) presented awards to recognize achievements during 2021 on multi-sectoral action in the prevention and control of NCDs, mental health and the wider NCD-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This year, the Task Force joined forces with the World Health Organization (WHO) Special Programme on Primary Health Care, with the Awards Scheme being expanded to recognize work in primary care for the prevention and control of NCDs.
The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 includes target 3.4 to reduce premature NCD mortality by one‐third by 2030. In recognition of achievements in strengthening provision of NCD services, EMPHNET was selected as a recipient of the 2022 UN Interagency Task Force and the WHO Special Programme on Primary Health Care Award. These awards acknowledge the outstanding commitment and action to prevent and control NCDs, and deliver primary care at healthcare level across countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region by promoting greater multi-sectoral coordination of the NCD response for Jordanian citizens and for refugee populations.