Strengthening access to quality care for people like Kerefasi Wilimayu who are living with severe NCDs such as type 1 diabetes (T1D) in rural Malawi (left) means walking hand in hand with patients and communities at every level of the health system. That includes decentralizing services closer to rural communities like Burera District in Rwanda (center) and promoting the voices of patient advocates like Densa Bélony and Wesly Marcena, who shared his experience of living with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Haiti at a 2017 global policy forum in Geneva (right).
Photo credits from left to right: Karin Schermbrucker/Slingshot Media • Cecile Joan Avila/PIH • Kim Ngyuen/NCDFREE

Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission Report Launched

The landmark report of the Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission can be accessed here.

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Stakeholders from over 53 countries gathered for the unveiling of the NCDI Poverty Network

December 17, 2020

The event highlighted the work and ongoing efforts of the national commissions and underlined the primary goal of the NCDI Poverty Network – which aims to build and expand a community of stakeholders focused on preventing the death and suffering of people doubly afflicted by NCDs and extreme poverty.

The Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion landmark report launched

September 14, 2020

This landmark report draws attention to the burden of NCDs in rural, lower-resource settings – severe conditions such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatic heart disease, pediatric cancers, and sickle cell disease that disproportionately impact younger and more marginalized communities.

Innovative approaches for protecting people living with severe NCDs in extreme poverty during COVID-19

June 23, 2020

National NCDI Poverty Commissions across sub-Saharan Africa have developed innovative approaches to protecting people with severe NCDs in settings of extreme poverty during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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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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