The NCD Synergies project combines public sector accompaniment with clinical innovation to develop meaningful ways to prioritize the world’s poorest patients living with NCDs and injuries. We are an action-oriented collaborative that aims to use policy and research to close the gaps in health care faced by the very poor.
- Promote knowledge sharing across countries regarding clinical innovations for NCDs and injuries, including integrated service delivery, clinical mentorship, and training.
- Collaborate with public sector health leaders in national planning, monitoring, and priority-setting for NCDs and injuries in a way that is more reflective of their local burden.
- Encourage the global NCD movement to adopt a focus more inclusive of those living in extreme poverty.
NCD Synergies works across the Partners In Health network to support NCD policy and integrated care delivery designed to reach our poorest patients. We collect, share, and advance essential NCD planning and implementation knowledge that is inclusive of those living in extreme poverty through face-to-face and virtual collaboration, including clinical mentorship and training, and development of publications, webinars, and conferences.
In one of the most exciting components of this effort, NCD Synergies has partnered with the Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion (NCDI Poverty) and formalized partnerships with several ministries of health, collaborating with trusted partners on the ground to make more equitable NCD planning priorities achievable.
By providing technical support and capacity building toward national strategic planning and integrated NCD service expansion, the NCD Synergies community is a vehicle through which health leaders in low-income countries can collaborate to better serve their poorest constituents.
- Working together is how change is possible. NCD Synergies amplifies the voices of people living with NCDs and injuries in settings of extreme poverty and connects the resources and tools available with leaders doing this work today, building a stronger community ready to bring care to the world’s poorest.
- Our approach is rooted in the design of integrated care teams. Initially, we have focused on teams that address severe, chronic NCDs such as type 1 diabetes and advanced rheumatic heart disease, as described in the Chronic Care Toolkit and The PIH Guide to Chronic Care Integration for Endemic NCDs.
- NCD Synergies brings key national stakeholders together. Learn more about our participation in recent dialogues and stay in touch on upcoming events and knowledge exchanges.
The NCD Synergies project is hosted by Partners In Health, which is part of the Global Health Delivery Partnership and includes Harvard Medical School’s Program in Global NCDs and Social Change, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Division of Global Health Equity. We directly support country-level NCD programs within PIH as well as collaborate with national stakeholders across various countries.