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.
On April 14-17, 2016, NCD Synergies hosted a Kenya Ministry of Health delegation to present on their partnership around target setting and metrics for NCDIs in Kenya. The visit culminated with a presentation at the Unite for Sight: Global Health Innovation Conference at Yale University.
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.
The first full meeting of the The Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion took place over three days in London in January 2016. It brought the 23 commissioners together to discuss the objectives, timeline, and work plan for the commission.
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.
On May 29, 2015, the Kenya Ministry of Health and NCD Synergies gathered nearly 50 stakeholders for a meeting on improved target setting and metrics for NCDs and injuries in Kenya. The meeting featured presentations and panels (audio included) from diverse perspectives, and ended by convening a working group.
On April 20-21, 2015, NCD Synergies attended the WHO Dialogue on NCDs and Development Cooperation, which was an opportunity to bring the international community together around the challenges of development funding for noncommunicable diseases. Four of our partner countries joined the discussion, all giving keynote presentations.
In Dec. 2014, the Helmsley Charitable Trust announced a $3 million gift linking integrated care for pediatric diabetes with a global analysis of implementation gaps for the poorest billion. The grant will enable Partners in Health to strengthen clinical programs in Rwanda and Haiti, and to share learning across Synergies-supported countries.
In November 2014, NCD Synergies director Dr. Gene Bukhman moderated a panel on acute care and NCDs at the African Federation of Emergency Medicine (AFEM) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Panelists included Ministry of Health officials from Ethiopia and Malawi.