The NCD Alliance is an international body originally founded by four NGO federations representing the four main non-communicable diseases (NCDs): cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases. Together with partners and about 2000 civil society organizations, the NCD Alliance members are spread in over 170 countries.
The NCD Alliance mission is to combat the NCD epidemic by advocating health at the center of all policies.
This blog shares the concerns of WHO and NCD Alliance and aims to voluntarily work in the direction of combating spread of NCDs by publishing appropriate blog posts and news. It also aims to spread the appropriate advocacy material and undertake collaboration in organizing events and programmes aiming at the control of NCDs.
Excerpts from NCD Alliance:
“ The NCD Alliance uses targeted advocacy and outreach to ensure that NCDs are recognized as a major cause of poverty, a barrier to economic development, and a global emergency. This is done by working with a wide range of partners and organizations, speaking with a united voice at international meetings, mobilizing the 2,000 organizations in our network, producing the latest policy work on NCDs and building the evidence base, convening expert working groups on a range of topics, and pressing governments to recognize that NCDs are a global development priority requiring an urgent response.”
The NCD Alliance works with partners that share a common interest in improving the lives of people living with NCDs and addressing their risk factors.