The NCD Synergies attended the UN Interactive Hearing on the Prevention and Control of NCDs on July 5th, 2018 as part of the formal preparatory process to the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs later this year (Sep 27 2018), providing a statement from the floor with recommendations for the draft political declaration. PIH's intervention underscored the need for a rights-based approach and prioritizing equitable delivery of NCD care inclusive of the world's poorest populations.
From June 11-12 2018, the NCD Synergies team co-hosted a regional dialogue with colleagues from Mozambique Institute of Health Education and Research and Harvard Medical School, to broaden the framework of NCDs and injuries across Southern Africa. The meeting brought over 40 people from 10 countries to Maputo, Mozambique for two days of discussion and regional planning.
In late May 2018, NCD Synergies attended the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva. At WHA, a Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and RHD was adopted, which is of particular interest to populations in settings of extreme poverty. Universal health coverage and the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs were also major discussion points throughout the week.
The Nepal NCDI Poverty Commission is the first National Commission to launch a national report, featuring national-level analysis and key findings to guide NCDI clinical implementation and care. The report was launched alongside global Commissioners, the Nepal MOH, and WHO.
Voices of NCDI Poverty is a platform that shares stories and experiences of people living with NCDs and injuries in settings of extreme poverty. It is a joint project of NCD Synergies and The Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion (NCDI Poverty). These narratives demonstrate the vast inequity in access […]
Meet Sheila Sheila Chipenge is 14 years old, living with type 1 diabetes in rural Malawi. When Sheila first began to experience symptoms, she struggled to find an accurate diagnosis. She was finally diagnosed by Partners In Health’s sister organization in Malawi, Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU) in June 2014 and has been managing her […]
Meet Wondu Wondu is an inspiring community advocate for people living with cancer in Ethiopia. After losing a young son to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), Wondu founded the Mathios Wondu Cancer Society in his son’s name. The aim of the organization is to provide care, treatment, and social support to women, children, and other vulnerable […]
Meet Muna & Babesh Babesh is a five-year-old boy receiving treatment for stage four neuroblastoma in Kathmandu, Nepal. His family’s home is in Itahari, nine hours by car from Kathmandu. After Babesh was diagnosed, he and his mother Muna moved to a small apartment in Kathmandu so that he could receive treatment. His father works […]
NCD Synergies and the Program in Global NCDs and Social Change at Harvard Medical School has partnered with the World Health Organization to host regular virtual meetings and webinars to guide the conversation around NCDs, poverty and development in the lead-up to the UN High-level Meeting on NCDs.