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Call for nominations: 2023 Task Force Awards for multisectoral action on NCDs and mental health

by Public Health Update

14 April 2023

The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases is pleased to share a call for nominations for the 2023 Task Force Awards.

These Awards will recognize achievements in 2022 on multisectoral action for the prevention and control of NCDs, mental health conditions and the wider NCD-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year the Task Force has joined forces with the WHO Department of Digital Health and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), with the Awards scheme being expanded to recognize work using digital health for action on NCDs and mental health.

Awards

Awards will be made in three categories:

  1. Ministries of health and government health agencies;
  2. Ministries and government agencies outside health;
  3. Non-governmental organizations, academia and foundations. 

What we are looking for

  • Nominees should demonstrate an outstanding contribution to multisectoral action: (i) for the prevention and control of NCDs (WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020), mental health conditions or other NCD-related SDGs; or (ii) using digital health interventions (WHO Global Strategy on Digital Health 2020-2025, Interventions including but not limited to, telemedicine, mobile messaging, chatbots, mobile applications or health information systems) with proven results for the prevention and control of NCDs, mental health conditions or NCD-related SDGs.
  • The nomination 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.

We encourage nominations that highlight action:

  • Using digital public goods (UN Roadmap for digital cooperation) that can be scaled and or adapted to different countries and support equity in access to digital resources.
  • By children and youth groups as well as those working with minority communities.
  • In response to COVID-19.

Exclusions

  1. Individuals working in the institution being nominated. 
  2. Recipients of an Award within the last three years.
  3. Nominations for individuals are not permissible.

How to submit a nomination

The nomination form can be accessed here and should be completed in English.

Should you experience any issues accessing the nomination form please send an email to unncdtaskforce@gmail.com.

Information required:

  • The name and address of the institution, agency or organization being nominated.
  • The name and email address of a focal point in the institution, agency or organization that is being nominated.
  • The name and email address of the nominator along with the organization the nominator is working for as well as the relationship to the institution, agency or organization that is being nominated.
  • Reasons for the nomination. It is important that outcomes are fully described. Links to relevant publication(s)/media coverage on the internet are encouraged to enhance the information available to the selection committee (maximum 4500 characters).
  • For non-governmental organizations, academia and foundations the nominator must complete the WHO standard form for declaration of interests. The organization being nominated must complete the arms and tobacco disclosure statement. Both forms must be submitted to unncdtaskforce@gmail.com.  

Selection Committee

Panel that consisting of members of Task Force and representatives from the ITU and the WHO Department of Digital Health.

Closing date

10 May 2023

Awards will be announced in the latter half of 2023.


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