Transforming Health Sectors for Population Health: A Non-communicable disease lens


One of the greatest challenges facing health sector actors is reorienting the sector from a focus on organizations and systems that provide specific curative health care services to a focus on promoting health and well-being across the population. This reorientation is relevant across multiple SDG targets including reducing deaths and morbidity from road traffic injuries and environmental hazards, as well as curbing substance abuse and the harmful use of alcohol. This agenda is however particularly important for addressing the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that now accounts for about 68% of deaths in low and middle income-countries. Transforming health sectors requires stakeholders to move away from siloed approaches and an emphasis on disease management, and instead to adopt principles and practices of systems thinking, building leadership capacity and developing competencies to manage complex change across diverse constituencies (health and non-health) to prevent illness

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