REGULA is an initiative of the Pan American Health Organization aimed at strengthening the institutional capacity of the health authority in Member States to regulate on the risk factors of NCDs in the Region of the Americas.

In order to strengthen the regulatory capacity in the Region it is key having a clear vision and flexibility to apply the models, recognizing the power and limitations of regulation, and establishing synergies with other public health strategies. The regulatory capacity should be strengthened along with other essential public health functions, including surveillance, health promotion and social participation.

In the first stage, REGULA Initiative works in four components:

  1. In-depth analysis of the institutional capacity to carry out regulatory processes regarding NCD risk factors in two countries (Chile and Honduras)
  2. Mapping the institutional capacity to carry out regulatory processes regarding rlated to NCD risk factors in Latin America and developing a strategy for monitoring.
  3. Systemization and legal analysis of the legislation on risk factors of NCDs in Latin America.
  4. Advocacy with key groups through communication actions.

Technical Reference Document


Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors in the Americas: Considerations on the Strengthening of Regulatory Capacity. REGULA Technical Reference Document.

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Eventos y actividades

17-18 November 2014. First REGULA INITIATIVE meeting

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