Meaningful and effective collaborations with private sector entities have the potential to spark partnerships that improve health impact. Countries are recommended to strengthen their capacity for multisectoral and multistakeholder collaborations at national and subnational levels and identify complementary opportunities with non-State actors to accelerate national NCD response.
When leveraging the expertise and resources with non-State actors including the private sector, it is paramount to manage risks, including conflicts of interest, and develop risk mitigation strategies. This ensures that such engagements directly contribute to the implementation of the NCD agenda. Yet many countries have only limited capacity and experience in establishing cross-sectoral partnerships and managing their complex risks and requirements.
WHO is working to provide guidance on how to harness complementary efforts from private sector entities to achieve SDG 3.4, while giving due regard to managing risks, including conflicts of interests.