Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

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International Standards & Practice Guidelines (IS&Gs)

  1. Noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors
  2. Noncommunicable diseases: Campaign for action – meeting the NCD targets
  3. Noncommunicable diseases and mental health
  4. NCDnet – Global Noncommunicable Disease Network
  5. Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health
  6. Noncommunicable diseases and the “slow-motion disaster” WHO Director & UN General Assembly
  7. Dietary intake of fruit and vegetables and risk of diabetes and Cardiovaxscular disease pdf
  8. Interventions on Diet and Physical Activity: What Works BPGHM Note: See page 25. WHO document gives Church-based programs “Effective” (highest possible) rating.
  9. WHO NCD standards & guidelines:
    Cardiovascular diseases
    Cerebrovascular accident, Stroke
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    ——Diabetes Programmes
  10. Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity
  11. World Cancer Research Fund International
    Cancer Prevention Recommendations

Missions Specific Best Practices Documents

(Demonstrate Compliance with International Standards & Guidelines)

A. Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) Resources See Especially:
Non-Communicable Diseases

B. Christian Journal for Global Health (CJGH)
Evaluation of Jamaican knowledge of diabetes and health beliefs

C. Contact Publication of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and former Christian Medical Commission (CMC). Includes numerous articles demonstrating FBO work in the establishment as well as promotion of IS&Gs.
Non-communicable diseases: on the agenda in developing countries
Lifestyles and health

D. Journal of Christian Nursing
From Doing to Being: Incorporating Faith into Diabetes Self-Care Education
Using the Internet to Increase Physical Activity in a Faith Community–No references to IS&Gs but appears to demonstrate compliance.

A. American Academy of Pediatrics/UNICEF NCD CHILD See Especially:
Understanding NCDs

B. The Lancet Global Health Series See especially:
Obesity 2015
Hypertension 2012
Cancer in Indigenous Populations 2008
Chronic Diseases 2007

–C. International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention website   Numerous excellent reports, all open access. WHO IS&Gs not always cited, but definitely in compliance with WHO’s Declarations of Alma Ata and Astana re primary importance of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention.