The first World NCD Congress 2017 was held in Chandigarh, India, on 4-6 November 2017 with the theme Preventing Non-Communicable Diseases: Realising Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The congress was jointly organised by the World NCD Federation, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and was attended by hundreds of delegates and speakers. The 1st World NCD Congress 2017 attracted experts and champions working in the field of NCD control from around the world. The Congress showcased a cutting-edge educational and scientific experience, focusing on the latest developments in NCD detection, prevention, management, and surveillance with a special focus on implementation sciences.
During World NCD Congress 2017 the special sessions on Policy forum, Parliamentarian Forum, Youth Parliament and Ministerial Forum, the inputs from Policymakers, parliamentarians, youth and health ministers of different countries and regions across the globe were incorporated on the prevention, control and management of Noncommunicable Diseases. The Consensus statement was developed with the areas focusing on Health Promotion, Disease prevention, Global, National and Subnational Initiatives for health, the social and economic burden of NCDs for Chandigarh, India. The Consensus statement contains a collective acknowledgement by Congress participants of the causes of NCDs and a raft of measures to reduce the numbers of NCD cases.