In honor of World Cancer Day 2018, NCD Synergies and the Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission are sharing video narratives of four people living with cancer in rural Ethiopia and Nepal. Their stories, part of the Voices of NCDI Poverty initiative, highlight the importance of addressing the equity gap in access to cancer services among the world's poorest populations.
This perspective piece, published in New England Journal of Medicine in Dec 2016, challenges the health innovation community to address the following question: How would the quality of care delivery be affected if more diabetes technologies were designed with global contexts in mind?
Published by Jan Swasthya Sahygog (JSS), a health NGO in central India, the Atlas serves as a collection of narratives capturing the patient journey of specific ailments and the complexity in which they present themselves in rural Chhattisgarh, India. Supplemented with photo essays, commentaries and epidemiological figures, the Atlas explores the burden of disease in this setting and repositions prevailing understandings of illness and poverty. NCDs and injuries are featured throughout the work.
On World Cancer Day, the NCD Synergies team reflects on the need to address global disparities in cancer care, the ways in which the HIV/AIDS movement can inform the future of policy and advocacy for cancer and NCDs in low-income countries, and how individuals can get involved moving forward.
Published in December 2015 by the Frederick S. Pardee Center at Boston University, this report examines the ways in which the global HIV/AIDS movement can inform the future of political advocacy, funding, and treatment delivery for cancer and non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
With leadership from clinicians in Haiti and Rwanda, PIH is working to change the unjust realities that our diabetes patients face. This work was highlighted at the 2015 World Diabetes Congress in Vancouver, with several Haitian diabetes experts in attendance to present and share their experiences.
Watch Dr. Paul Farmer discuss the challenges of NCD and Injury care, and announce PIH's commitment to a new Lancet commission focused on NCDs and injuries of the poorest billion people. This commission aims to mend a great disparity in health and to broaden the current noncommunicable disease agenda in the interest of equity.
Published by the Fia Foundation in July 2015, this Report investigates the role of sustainable financing, advocacy, and target setting for improved global road safety, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda for 2015-2030. Including road safety in global development targets will be critical to reducing fatalities, injuries, and disability burden in low- and middle-income countries.
In this article, authors examine the epidemiology, health implications, and economic burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in low-income countries, and review cost-effective interventions and funding needed to address CKD in these regions.