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

PIH, HMS, Kletjian and Helmsley co-host side-event during WHA72: leading with equity in the UHC global agenda

May 30, 2019

On Wed May 22nd 2019, NCD Synergies in collaboration with HMS, Helmsley and Kletjian Foundation, hosted an event during this year's WHA. Over 140 people attended the dialogue that highlighted comprehensive delivery strategies to achieving UHC, ensuring that no one is left behind.

NCDI Poverty National Commission Initiator’s Workshop – building capacity to address the burden of NCDIs for the poorest billion

December 13, 2018

From Dec 5-8, 2018 the Program in Global NCDs and Social Change at HMS, with support from NCD Synergies hosted a 4-day NCDI Poverty National Commission Initiator's Workshop in Dubai, UAE. The workshop brought 45 participants and facilitators from 16 countries together to learn, collaborate and further the work of the National NCDI Poverty Commissions.

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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