Individual Consultancy – Prioritize NCD prevention and control services in UHC Benefit Packages

Purpose of the Consultancy

The purpose of the consultancy is to provide expert support to Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) department for incorporation of prioritised NCD prevention and control services in UHC Benefit Packages.


The spread of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) including cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and mental health represents one of the greatest development challenges of the 21st century. The global burden of NCDs is disproportionally higher in low and- iddle income countries (LMICs), with 90% of largely preventable, NCD related premature deaths occurring in LMICs.

In response to this burden of NCDs, the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020 (WHA64.11) set a global target of a 25% relative reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2025 with additional targets to address shared NCD behavioural risk factors, including tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol. The Action Plan provides a menu of policy options and costeffective interventions under six objectives: international cooperation and advocacy; country led multisectoral response; risk factors and determinants; health systems and universal health coverage; research, development and innovation, and surveillance and monitoring.

The 13th General Programme of Work (GPW13) 2019-2023 adopted by WHO Member States identifies an approach to effectively strengthen national health systems, support countries to reach universal health coverage (UHC), and advance the 2030 Agenda to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In responding to the demand by Member States, WHO is working on the development of a technical guidance on approach to prioritization of NCD interventions in UHC Benefit Package. The aim is to adapt and expand the existing WHO guidance/resources on HTA and priority setting with a focus on NCD showing how economic analyses can support the decision-making process and which analyses can be performed. A review of the literature and of existing guidance for prioritization of NCD services will be conducted and country case-studies will be used to provide examples of practical implementation/prioritization of NCDs in Benefit Packages.

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