The Tsaratanana community health center, in the Ifanadiana district of Madagascar, from an October 2013 visit by PIVOT staff. PIVOT works in partnership with communities in resource-poor areas, combining accessible and comprehensive health care services with rigorous scientific research to save lives and break cycles of poverty and disease. The NCD Synergies network links the experience of organizations like PIVOT with ministries of health planning for national action on the NCDs and injuries of the very poorest around the world.
Tara Loyd / PIVOT

Fighting Endemic NCDs and Injuries Among the Poorest

Join NCD Synergies, a project of Partners In Health, in eliminating preventable deaths and suffering due to noncommunicable diseases and injuries among the extremely poor and hardest to reach. Together we can ensure everyone gains access to the care they need.

Our Approach

Bring Attention to the Needs of the Poorest
Among the poorest, the greatest loss of life and health due to NCDs and injuries occurs before age 40. We amplify the voices of people affected in settings of poverty and advocate for a more inclusive global agenda.
Support Equitable Delivery of Integrated NCDI Care
Integrated strategies to address severe NCDs and injuries in settings of rural poverty can be hard to identify. We work with implementers to provide clinical mentorship and design tools and resources to reach the poorest.
Advise Ministries
on Planning
and Implementation
Bottom-up solutions driven by local data are needed to address NCDs and injuries among the poorest. We support ministries of health and research commissions on priority-setting reflective of their national burden.
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Latest News

Tackling NCDs and injuries in Southern Africa: new momentum in the drive for equity

June 27, 2018

From June 11-12 2018, the NCD Synergies team co-hosted a regional dialogue with colleagues from Mozambique Institute of Health Education and Research and Harvard Medical School, to broaden the framework of NCDs and injuries across Southern Africa. The meeting brought over 40 people from 10 countries to Maputo, Mozambique for two days of discussion and regional planning.

News from WHA71: global spotlight on UHC and the adoption of the RHD Resolution

June 06, 2018

In late May 2018, NCD Synergies attended the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva. At WHA, a Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and RHD was adopted, which is of particular interest to populations in settings of extreme poverty. Universal health coverage and the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs were also major discussion points throughout the week.

Press Release: Helmsley Charitable Trust Awards $12 Million Grant to Partners In Health

December 20, 2017

From 2017-2020, Partners In Health will be collaborating with Helmsley Charitable Trust on a $12 million partnership to support increased access to type 1 diabetes and integrated NCD care across four PIH sites in sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti.

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Leaders in Our Community

Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In Health

Care for the poorest: PIH builds comprehensive, integrated systems

Accessible NCD and injury treatment for the poorest billion people is a priority for Partners In Health, an organization that has long focused on providing a preferential option for the poor. Located in rural districts of countries such as Haiti, Rwanda, and Malawi, PIH is uniquely poised to treat those faced with the diseases and risk factors of poverty.
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Gaps in the data: Building Mozambique's first-ever medical registry

Mozambique is actively seeking a better understanding of the NCD burden and risk factor profile in low-resource areas to highlight needs and support funding and policy prioritization. Building off of her research in neglected cardiovascular diseases, Dr. Ana Olga Mocumbi’s efforts to improve the NCD data systems in Mozambique are an example of strong national leadership and a commitment to evidence-based approaches to NCD treatment.
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Shin Daimyo / Partners In Health

Removing the stigma: "There is no health without mental health"

Partners In Health is working to train care providers to treat mental disorders with safe, effective, and culturally sound programs that can be adapted for use around the world in order to build chronic care capacity and strengthen integrated health systems in resource poor areas.
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