The World NCD Federation (WNF) is a professional association, working for Global Health Agenda for Universal Health care for non communicable diseases (NCDs) which is accessible and acceptable to all and at a cost, the developed and developing countries can afford to maintain and sustain population wide and individual clinical NCD interventions. It is conceived in Chandigarh Union Territory, the city beautiful in India and is registered under the Societies Registration Act of India. It was launched in Chandigarh, in 2015 by few innovative faculty members working at prestigious Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, to focus on Public Health approaches for prevention, control and management of noncommunicable diseases globally. It officially came into existence on March 7, 2015, which is celebrated as its foundation day.
Besides hosting various events and short courses, WNF organizes the World NCD Congress every three years in different regions of world on rotational basis.
The 1st World NCD Congress was held in 2017 in Chandigarh, India which provided a professional platform to discuss different perspectives and develop new ideas of non communicable diseases at a global level. The scientific program of the Congress included symposia, workshops, invited lectures, plenary sessions, oral papers and posters and 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. It came out with Chandigarh Call for Action on NCDs and is published in the International Journal of Noncommunicable Diseases (IJNCD).