On February 15 in Tijuana, Baja California, Dr. Dora Elia Cortés, coordinator of the Center for Research and Development in Health Sciences of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), and Dr. Luz Vázquez, of the Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas (UAT), both members of the USMBHC, and the Binational Border Health Thematic Network, presented the Mexican Observatory on Noncommunicable Diseases (OMENT).
The Mexican Observatory on Noncommunicable Diseases was created with the objective to support the decision making based on the performance measurement of the National Strategy for the Prevention and Overweight Control, Obesity and Diabetes. The observatory sends the necessary information to the decision makers, health professionals, scientific community, and to the general population so that they can follow up with the advances in policy implementation in the overweight prevention and control, obesity and diabetes. It also represents the control unit and monitoring of the actions proposed in the ENPCSOD. (USMBHC, 2018)