In 2011, the United Nations called on all governments to prepare a national NCD strategy as a component of their public sector approach to reducing the NCD and injury burden in their countries. NCD Synergies partners with ministries of health and local implementers to bring treatment for NCDs and injuries to those who need it most.
Planning and implementation strategies
A crucial piece of our strategy for addressing noncommunicable diseases and injuries in low-income countries is to connect partners who have a strong history of implementation and ministries of health whose mandate is to reach the greatest number of people with innovative, integrated clinical models. These include:
- A framework for designing clinical services that are effective in the poorest settings
- A clear path to strengthening health systems appropriate for low-resource settings
- Approaches to funding and advocacy of interest to leaders of NCD and injury efforts in low-income countries
- Additional resources and tools curated by NCD Synergies
Building planning partnerships
Where possible, NCD Synergies’ support takes an even more concrete form. After in-depth conversations about the needs and goals in each country, NCD Synergies has partnered with the Program on NCDs and Social Change at Harvard Medical School to support country-led National NCDI Poverty Commissions to assess and recommend national NCD priorities that best address the needs of the poorest. In some countries, this also includes official collaborations supporting specific projects or full-time staff members to work within the NCD Divisions of ministries of health.
Learn more about all of our supported countries, or explore some of the individual partnerships highlighted below.