World NCD Federation (WNF) is a Professional Association, working for Global Health Agenda for Universal Health care for Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which is accessible and acceptable to all and at a cost, the developed and developing countries can afford to maintain and sustain population wide and individual clinical NCD interventions. It was conceived in Chandigarh Union Territory, the city beautiful in India and is registered under the Socities Registration Act of India.The objectives of WNF are to work for the prevention and control of NCDs; to organize professional activities at global, regional and national level, to build Partnership with Professional associations, to work for capacity building for Prevention, Surveillance and Management of NCD and to promote implementation research in non-communicable diseases. Among its publications are a peer reviewed International Journal of Noncommunicable Diseases and a book on Public Health Approaches to Noncommunicable Diseases. For further details please visit website www.worldncdfederation.org
World NCD Federation in collaboration with Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, a National Medical Institute of Excellence in India is organizing "The First World NCD Congress 2017". The theme of the Congress, "Preventing Non-Communicable Diseases: Realizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" is contemporary and relevant keeping in view SDGs to be achieved by 2030.The Congress promises to attract experts and champions working in the field of NCD control from around the world. The congress will showcase a cutting-edge educational and scientific experience, focusing on the latest developments in NCD detection, prevention, surveillance and management. The objectives of the First World NCD Congress 2017 are to discuss the latest advances and trends in Prevention, Management and Surveillance of NCDs at global level, to highlight the importance of NCDs in achieving SDGs by 2030, to discuss the global NCD agenda, highlight public health innovations,to scale up "Best Practices" at national level, and to build partnership with relevant professional associations, National and International NGOs and other multilateral agencies and philanthropies.
Besides theme, there are different subthemes which are relevant for building Evidence based National NCD programmes with a focus on implementation sciences. Key highlights of the congress include Plenary sessions, high quality Pre and Post Congress workshops, Health Minister Forum, Policy Forum, Youth Parliament, Women Parliament, many parallel sessions besides oral and poster presentations. The Congress may come out with an important declaration. ; WHO, Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases(GACD), Many NCD Alliance partners, NCI, York University and many global organizations are on board for this congress.