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. Our community works to better understand this disease burden and to develop integrated, practical solutions.
Assist Ministries
with Planning
and Implementation
Bottom-up solutions driven by local data are needed to address NCDs and injuries among the poorest. We place seconded staff within ministries of health to support creative design of policies and clinical services.
Develop a Catalog
of Findings and Tools
Resources that address NCDs and injuries specifically among the poorest can be hard to identify. We develop a catalog of findings and best practices filtered for our community of implementers dedicated to equity.
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Latest News

Lancet NCDI Poverty Commissioners reconvene at 2nd in-person meeting in Rwanda

October 11, 2016

The Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion reconvened in Kigali, Rwanda for a 2nd in-person meeting from 28-30 September, featuring 14 commissioners and national representatives from 11 countries. The meeting focused on reviewing progress of the global working groups, discussing the final report outline, and presenting proposed work at national level.

NCDI Poverty researchers release first key publication focused on CVD in poorest billion

June 28, 2016

As one of the first products related to the NCDI Poverty Commission, researchers have recently released a paper which presents evidence that among the world's poorest populations, the burden of death and disability from CVD affects people at a much younger age than in high-income countries and is caused mainly by infectious and environmental risk factors.

Kenya MOH presents results of PIH collaboration at Yale Conference

May 20, 2016

On April 14-17, 2016, NCD Synergies hosted a Kenya Ministry of Health delegation to present on their partnership around target setting and metrics for NCDIs in Kenya. The visit culminated with a presentation at the Unite for Sight: Global Health Innovation Conference at Yale University.

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Leaders in Our Community

Gaps in the data: Building Mozambique's first-ever medical registry

Mozambique is actively seeking a better understanding 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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Andy Sechler / Last Mile Health

In the face of Ebola: Last Mile Health and community-based care

Through a groundbreaking Frontline Health Worker program, Last Mile Health has inspired the global health community by bringing unprecedented access to health care in Konobo district. Their work in Konobo and support of the Liberia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Monrovia continues in the face of the Ebola threat.
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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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