NCD Synergies joins new Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion

Author: Nancy Ferguson, NCD Synergies
September 21, 2015

Dr. Paul Farmer discusses the Partners In Health commitment to support the Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion announced at the Clinton Global Initiative.

Through NCD Synergies, Partners In Health has worked to highlight the way NCDs and injuries (NCDIs) impact the world’s poorest people, building partnerships with governments, implementing organizations, and academic researchers. Now the program will support a new Lancet Commission co-chaired by Dr. Gene Bukhman and Dr. Ana Olga Mocumbi.

The Commission will work with a group of ten low-income countries, to be announced in January 2016, to investigate policies and integrated delivery platforms which would bring their NCDI outcomes in line with higher-performing, middle-income countries.

NCD Synergies will provide the Commission with an existing network of public-sector NCD Divisions and technical advisors, and will collaborate in developing investment cases on an individual country basis. The partnership will aim to assist countries in all aspects of implementation readiness, including absorption of human and financial resources.

To learn more, visit the Commission website at or read the commentary – Reframing NCDs and injuries for the poorest billion: a Lancet Commission (direct link; PDF, 615 kb) – published Sept. 21 in The Lancet.