Belize NCD Commission

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Belize NCD Commission

Belize NCD Commission Profile

Status as at June 2019Inactive
CountryBelize
NameBelize NCD Commission
Date of first meeting2009
Date of last meeting-
Number of meetings over past 12 monthsMeetings are held 3 times per year
Chairperson’s nameDr. Michael Pitts
Title-
Organisational affiliation-
Duration of tenure-
Legal authority/reference-
Location(sector/entity)-
Mandate/Scope of workAdvocacy, advise on programmes; Implied mandates for advice on policy or legislation, implementation of programmes, monitoring and evaluation or hospital services review. No explicit mandate for research or resource mobilization
Terms of referenceNo
Conflict of interest policyNo
Code of ethicsNo
Standard operating proceduresNo
NNCDC strategic plan/plan of actionBeing developed
Decision-making process (consensus, majority, other)-
Membership and Personnel3 ex-officio and 6 members
Government sector membership and level of representationMinistry of Education and the Bureau of Standards
Civil society membership and level of representationTrade Union, Health NGOs and Women’s groups
Private sector membership and level of representationPrivate Health Sector
Ex officio membersChief Medical Officer, NCD Focal Point, and Health Promotion Officer
Secretariat exists? If so, please give date of establishmentNo
Resources
  • The Commission gets support from professional technical staff of the Ministry of Health from time to time. It has no dedicated technical or professional staff
  • The ministry of health has completed a NCD plan that goes up to the year 2023, it is to be made operational this year
Full-time human resources/functionsNo
Part-time human resources/functionsNo
Main functions (advisory, accountability, strategic planning, project/programme implementation, other)-
Main areas of interventions for NCDs and NCD risk factors-
Other health issues that the NCD/Wellness Commission /Wellness Coordinating Mechanism addresses-
  • Is there integration – structural or functional, with other health-related Commissions, such as HIV Commissions?
  • If so, to what extent? Fully? To a large extent? To some extent?
The HIV focal point also carries out the functions of the NCD focal point, but there is no connection with Mental Health
Framework(s) of reference (national policy, strategy or plan; international plans/strategies)-
Focus of interventions (legislation, taxation, policy development, project/programme development, project/programme implementation, capacity building, surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, other)-
Work groups/subcommittees/task forces and their functions-
Accountability mechanisms (periodicity of monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and to whom; financial accountability mechanisms)There is no annual report
Main successes
  • Draft strategic plan
  • Ministry of Health is starting to actively play a more active role
  • A wider response in the private sector is gradually increasing
Success factors-
Specifically
  • Were there any successes due mainly to the participation of non-health sectors in the Commission?
  • If yes, please summarize, highlighting the role played by the non-health sector(s)
-
Main challenges
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Budgetary constraints
  • Lack of interest for those outside of the health sector
How were these challenges overcome? Specifically:
  • Did changes in administration disrupt the Commission’s functioning?
  • If yes, what were these changes and their effects?
  • If no, how was continuity of function maintained? What steps were taken?
-
Partnerships, technical cooperation (TC) – please summarize partners and relevant TC areasNone
Main source(s) of funding and approximate percentage of funding from each sourceNone
Indicative annual budget (USD)None
Resource mobilisation, main areasNone
Mechanisms for sustainabilityNone

Belize NCD Commission Profile

Status as at June 2019Inactive
CountryBelize
NameBelize NCD Commission
Date of first meeting2009
Date of last meeting-
Number of meetings over past 12 monthsMeetings are held 3 times per year
Chairperson’s nameDr. Michael Pitts
Title-
Organisational affiliation-
Duration of tenure-
Legal authority/reference-
Location(sector/entity)-
Mandate/Scope of workAdvocacy, advise on programmes; Implied mandates for advice on policy or legislation, implementation of programmes, monitoring and evaluation or hospital services review. No explicit mandate for research or resource mobilization
Terms of referenceNo
Conflict of interest policyNo
Code of ethicsNo
Standard operating proceduresNo
NNCDC strategic plan/plan of actionBeing developed
Decision-making process (consensus, majority, other)-
Membership and Personnel3 ex-officio and 6 members
Government sector membership and level of representationMinistry of Education and the Bureau of Standards
Civil society membership and level of representationTrade Union, Health NGOs and Women’s groups
Private sector membership and level of representationPrivate Health Sector
Ex officio membersChief Medical Officer, NCD Focal Point, and Health Promotion Officer
Secretariat exists? If so, please give date of establishmentNo
Resources
  • The Commission gets support from professional technical staff of the Ministry of Health from time to time. It has no dedicated technical or professional staff
  • The ministry of health has completed a NCD plan that goes up to the year 2023, it is to be made operational this year
Full-time human resources/functionsNo
Part-time human resources/functionsNo
Main functions (advisory, accountability, strategic planning, project/programme implementation, other)-
Main areas of interventions for NCDs and NCD risk factors-
Other health issues that the NCD/Wellness Commission /Wellness Coordinating Mechanism addresses-
  • Is there integration – structural or functional, with other health-related Commissions, such as HIV Commissions?
  • If so, to what extent? Fully? To a large extent? To some extent?
The HIV focal point also carries out the functions of the NCD focal point, but there is no connection with Mental Health
Framework(s) of reference (national policy, strategy or plan; international plans/strategies)-
Focus of interventions (legislation, taxation, policy development, project/programme development, project/programme implementation, capacity building, surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, other)-
Work groups/subcommittees/task forces and their functions-
Accountability mechanisms (periodicity of monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and to whom; financial accountability mechanisms)There is no annual report
Main successes
  • Draft strategic plan
  • Ministry of Health is starting to actively play a more active role
  • A wider response in the private sector is gradually increasing
Success factors-
Specifically
  • Were there any successes due mainly to the participation of non-health sectors in the Commission?
  • If yes, please summarize, highlighting the role played by the non-health sector(s)
-
Main challenges
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Budgetary constraints
  • Lack of interest for those outside of the health sector
How were these challenges overcome? Specifically:
  • Did changes in administration disrupt the Commission’s functioning?
  • If yes, what were these changes and their effects?
  • If no, how was continuity of function maintained? What steps were taken?
-
Partnerships, technical cooperation (TC) – please summarize partners and relevant TC areasNone
Main source(s) of funding and approximate percentage of funding from each sourceNone
Indicative annual budget (USD)None
Resource mobilisation, main areasNone
Mechanisms for sustainabilityNone
Belize NCD Commission

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