The NCD Synergies project brings together experts with the technical skills and meaningful experience to support and broaden the reach of NCD initiatives in low-income countries around the world. We need researchers, clinicians, planners, and policy makers to get involved.
There are many ways for our colleagues and supporters, at all levels, to engage in this valuable work:
- Learn – Explore our resource database, participate in NCD-related events, and follow expert discussion through GHDOnline.
- Participate – The NCD Synergies community seeks collaborators looking to contribute findings and resources to help us tell the story of NCD leadership in low-resource settings.
- Partner – To discuss other ways to partner with NCD Synergies, contact us directly.
By building a community of practitioners with experience serving poor populations living with NCDs and injuries, NCD Synergies is working to expand the conversation around noncommunicable diseases to include treating the chronic illnesses of the very poor. Through our work, NCD Synergies builds partnerships with organizations and countries that will strengthen the public health sector in low income countries.
Help NCD Synergies build a movement to bring access to NCD treatment and care to the very poor. It is possible when we work together.
NCD Synergies and Partners In Health have a notable history of leadership in driving the conversation on endemic noncommunicable diseases and injuries in the poorest billion. Previous events and conferences that showcase our leadership in NCDs include:
- In March 2011, a conference on NCDs of the poorest billion held at Harvard Medical School called for governments and stakeholders to address NCD disease risks related to poverty, commit to strengthening health systems, and link communicable and noncommunicable diseases through integrated approaches for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and palliation. Learn more.
- In July 2013, the inaugural NCD Synergies meeting was hosted by the Rwanda Ministry of Health in Kigali, Rwanda. The meeting focused on technical collaboration and knowledge sharing between countries addressing NCDs of poverty through strategic planning, implementation, and advocacy. Learn more.
The NCD Synergies team remains active and engaged in contributing meaningfully to the conversation around NCDs and injuries, especially in settings of extreme poverty. See a list of upcoming events for NCD Synergies and the larger NCD community.