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Advocacy Research on Lived Experience of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health Conditions

From the GCM/NCD Secretariat:

On behalf of WHO Global Coordination Mechanism for the Prevention and Control of NCDs (GCM/NCD) we are pleased to share the latest engagement opportunity as we continue to learn from people living with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and mental health conditions around the world.

Across October and November, we will be conducting a range of lived experience focus groups and workshops that will build the evidence base around advocacy and meaningful engagement of People Living with NCDs (PLWNCDs) and Mental Health conditions. Provisional dates for the focus groups and/or workshops are 20 October, 21 October, 23 October, 11 November and either 1-4 December. Please note that you can express interest in one or all of the activities and you can indicate your preferences in the interest form.

There are multiple opportunities for people to participate, across the time zones of all six WHO regions, and even a few weekend options. This will feed into the development of the WHO Framework for Meaningful Engagement of PLWNCDs and Mental Health Conditions.

You can find out more on how you can ensure our advocacy research on meaningful engagement is guided by people with lived experience here: https://www.who.int/news-room/articles-detail/lived-experience-advocacy-research

Finally, we welcome you to apply and to share this widely within your networks to support our efforts of promoting inclusion and diversity of lived experiences across our work. Thank you for your continued support and if you have any comments or questions then please direct these to Jack Fisher - [email protected] and Ida Ahmadpour - [email protected]

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