The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases is calling for nominations for the 2022 Awards to recognize achievements during 2021 on multisectoral action in the prevention and control of NCDs, mental health, and the wider NCD-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This year the Task Force is joining forces with the WHO Special Programme on Primary Health Care, with the Awards Scheme being expanded to recognize work in primary care for prevention and control of NCDs.
Awards that recognize outstanding commitment and action to:
- prevent and control NCDs;
- deliver integrated people-centered primary care will be made in three categories:
- Ministries of health and government health agencies
- Ministries and government agencies outside health
- Non-governmental organizations, academia and foundations.
What they are looking for?
Those being nominated should demonstrate an outstanding contribution to:
- multisectoral action in the prevention and control of NCDs, mental health or other NCD-related SDGs;
- multisectoral action with demonstrated results at the primary care for prevention and control of NCDs, mental health and NCD-related SDGs.
- The application should describe how the institution, agency or organization being nominated has demonstrated the ability to:
- Create new and innovative approaches and activities;
- Lead the agenda and work with partners;
- Mobilize resources, knowledge and expertise;
- Meet challenges and overcome significant obstacles;
- Act as an exemplar to others.
- They encourage nominations that highlight action taken by children and youth groups as well as those working with minority communities.
- They encourage nominations that highlight action taken during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Who can make nominations?
- Anyone can submit a nomination however nominations cannot come from an individual working in the institution being nominated. For awards related to NCDs, recipients of an Award within the last three years will not be considered for nomination.
- Nominations for individuals are not permissible.
For more information, visit https://www.who.int/news-room/articles-detail/un-inter-agency-task-force-on-the-prevention-and-control-of-non-communicable-diseases—the-who-special-programme-on-primary-healthcare–awards-2022