New report on NCDs and workplace wellness

25 May 2016

25 May 2016 - A new report on workplace wellness and NCDs calls upon governments, civil society and private sector to adopt a ‘whole employee´ approach and take shared responsibility for health and wellbeing through innovative partnerships, with a commitment to share expertise and knowledge, and mobilise resources.

The report "Realising the potential of workplaces to prevent and control NCDs", was jointly produced by NCD Alliance and UICC partner Bupa and launched today in Geneva, to coincide with the 69th World Health Assembly.

The inclusion in the UN Sustainable Development Goals of a standalone target to reduce premature deaths from NCDs by one-third represents a landmark in the global response to NCDs. It also marks a new era of development in which multisectoral partnerships are fostered and the private sector is encouraged to apply its innovation, resources and reach to mitigate the impact of NCDs”, affirmed José Luis Castro, NCD Alliance Chair.

NCDA - Bupa Report

The report examines the evidence for the effectiveness of existing policy and regulatory measures, and presents a set of recommendations that can have a transformative effect on the health of the global workforce:

  1. Promote multisectoral dialogue and action
  2. Improve the delivery of NCD prevention and management through the workplace
  3. Support people returning to work
  4. Provide incentives to scale and measure impact.

The report also documents emerging strategies from diverse economic and business settings that together can create a broader enabling environment to fully leverage the workplace as a platform for NCD prevention and control.

NCDA - Bupa Report

This report is part of Bupa’s overall effort to develop a set of resources aiming at empowering companies to implement measures to prevent and control NCDs, including cancer, through the workplace. Together with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Bupa has created a series of guides to assist businesses to prioritise cancer prevention and early detection within workplace health programmes available here:

Read the full report here.

Last update: 
Monday 22 May 2017