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.
From 2017-2020, Partners In Health will be collaborating with Helmsley Charitable Trust on a $12 million partnership to support increased access to type 1 diabetes and integrated NCD care across four PIH sites in sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti.
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.
As one of the first products related to the NCDI Poverty Commission, researchers have recently released a paper which presents evidence that among the world's poorest populations, the burden of death and disability from CVD affects people at a much younger age than in high-income countries and is caused mainly by infectious and environmental risk factors.
Published in June 2016 by commissioners and advisers of the Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission, this paper summarizes what is known about the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease among the world’s poorest people and evaluates the relevance of global targets for CVD control in this population.
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.
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.
This article discusses the intersections between chronic NCDs, poverty, and social inequality in Latin America, and advocates for an interdisciplinary research agenda for NCDs which focuses on social justice approaches to addressing health inequities throughout the region.
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.