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Table 1 Description of policy documents reviewed

From: Framing global discourses on non-communicable diseases: a scoping review

Year of Publication Document owner Document Title Document Type Focal Point of Discussion Purpose of document
2013 World Health Organization [35] Global action plan for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases 2013–2020 Global Action Plan NCDs The report provides a framework to guide countries in developing and implementing national action plans to address NCDs.
2013 World Health Organization [45] Mental health action plan 2013–2020 Action Plan Mental Health The action plan provides a framework and objectives to guide countries in developing their own national action plans and targets to address mental health.
2014 World Bank [46] NCD Roadmap Report Roadmap NCDs This NCD Roadmap Report serves as a background resource document for officials to review the latest evidence about the economic and financial implications of responding to the NCD crisis in the Pacific Islands.
2015 International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations [47] Framework for Action for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases Framework report NCDs This document serves as a framework to guide industry’s activities to tackle the rise of NCDs. The framework comprises 12 principles within four primary domains relating to innovation, access to care, patient empowerment, and capacity building.
2016 NCD Alliance [48] NCD Alliance Strategic Plan 2016–2020 Strategic Plan NCDs The Strategic Plan sets out NCD Alliance's long-term goals and medium-term targets that align with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
2017 World Economic Forum [49] Human-Centric Health: Behaviour Change and the Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases White Paper NCDs The White Paper describes a human-centric health ecosystem that can shape cooperation between stakeholders from the public and private sectors to achieve shared goals. These are (1) reducing the risks that bring about and worsen NCDs, (2) providing efficient and effective care for disease sufferers, and thereby (3) improving well-being across the globe.
2018 United Nations [50] Political declaration of the 3rd High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases: resolution / adopted by the General Assembly Political Declaration NCDs (highlighted the inclusion of mental health) This document outlines the commitment by the member states on addressing NCD burden globally. The Political Declaration was approved by the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases on 27 September 2018.
2019 Pan American Health Organization [42] Non-communicable diseases in the Region of the Americas: facts and figures Factsheet NCDs (highlighted the inclusion of mental health) This booklet presents facts and figures on NCD burden for the Region of the Americas. “The focus is on the 5 × 5 NCD agenda which includes the main NCDs (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases), and mental health (suicide); as well as the main NCD risk factors (tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, insufficient physical activity), along with air pollution.”
2019 The Task Force on Fiscal Policy for Health [51] Health Taxes to Save Lives Review NCDs “The Task Force reviewed the evidence on the impact of tobacco, alcohol, and sugary beverage excise tax policy on consumption, health, and revenue outcomes. In addition, the Task Force commissioned an analysis of the potential impact of significant excise tax increases on these products.”
This report presents five key messages based on the review and analysis, and summarises the Task Force’s “recommendations on the implementation of excise tax policies to improve health”.