The NCD Synergies project combines public sector accompaniment with clinical innovation to develop meaningful ways to prioritize the world’s poorest patients living with NCDs and injuries. We are an action-oriented collaborative that aims to use policy and research to close the gaps in health care faced by the very poor.
- Collaborate with public sector health leaders in planning and monitoring service delivery for NCDs and injuries in a way that is inclusive of the poor.
- Promote knowledge sharing across countries regarding clinical innovations for NCDs and injuries, including community-based interventions and training.
- Encourage the global NCD movement to adopt a focus on reaching those living in extreme poverty.
In one of the most exciting components of this effort, NCD Synergies has formalized partnerships with several ministries of health, providing staff secondments and collaborating with trusted partners on the ground to make NCD planning priorities achievable. NCD Synergies works across the Partners In Health network to provide support for NCD policy and integrated care efforts. We collect, share, and advance essential NCD planning and implementation knowledge that is inclusive of the world’s poorest through face-to-face and virtual collaboration, including development of publications, webinars, and conferences.
By providing technical support and capacity building toward national strategic planning and NCD service expansion, the NCD Synergies community is a vehicle through which health leaders in low-income countries can collaborate to better serve their poorest constituents.
- NCD Synergies brings key stakeholders together. Learn more about the 2011 Harvard conference and 2013 Kigali kickoff event.
- Our approach is rooted in the research and clinical design of The PIH Guide to Chronic Care Integration for Endemic NCDs.
- Working together is how change is possible. NCD Synergies connects the resources and tools available with leaders doing this work today, building a stronger community ready to bring care to the world’s poorest.
The NCD Synergies project is hosted by Partners In Health, which is part of the Global Health Delivery Partnership and includes Harvard Medical School’s Program in Global NCDs and Social Change, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Division of Global Health Equity. It has country collaborations in Rwanda, Kenya and Liberia, and will participate in cross-site work on NCDs with PIH.