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Table 1 NCD-specific national governance structures in selected countries in WPR, 2010

From: A qualitative study of governance of evolving response to non-communicable diseases in low-and middle- income countries: current status, risks and options

Country Location of NCD unit1 Total staffing2(2010) Year of creation2 Reported role and responsibilities2
Cambodia Department of Preventive Medicine 4 full time, 2 part-time 1998 Planning, coordination of implementation, policy development, Monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
Fiji NCD advisor under Director, Public health 2 2004 Policy development, planning, M&E, implementation
Malaysia Separate section in overall disease control division 11 1996 Planning, coordination of implementation, M&E
Mongolia Officer-in-Charge of NCD prevention policy implementation and coordination in the Department of Public Health Policy Implementation and Coordination in MOH 4 1997 Planning, coordination of implementation, M&E
Philippines Degenerative disease division of National Center for Disease control and Prevention 13 1998 Policy development, coordination of implementation, M&E.
  1. Source: 1 qualitative review; 2 data from WHO Key-informant global survey (2010).