Norway, WHO enter two-year funding agreement for efforts against non-communicable diseases

Norway and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed a two-year agreement allocating NOK220 million (US$26 million) for activities aimed at reducing mortality and morbidity from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and mental health conditions in low- and middle-income countries. Among the projects slated to receive funding is the 'WHO Special Initiative for Mental Health'.

The two-year agreement is a part of Norway’s strategy on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries. Norway is the first donor country to launch an international development strategy on NCDs and mental health.

Press release - Norwegian government