The fellowship is set to run from June 2021 through December 2022. The fellows will be working together across disease-specific issues and regions to co-develop and implement advocacy projects and strategy, in close collaboration with the larger NCDI Poverty Network. Fellows will participate on the Steering Committee of the NCDI Poverty Network, as well as be provided individual mentorship and peer-to-peer support. Training sessions on a number of related topics will be regularly provided through monthly workshop sessions, and fellows will receive individual mentorship through the co-secretariat team and the wider community.
The Voices of NCDI Poverty Fellowship is an 18-month paid opportunity (June 2021-December 2022) for three advocates who are people living with non-communicable diseases and injuries (PLWNCDIs) to help influence a call to action and growing social movement around one of the world’s biggest and most neglected health disparities: non-communicable diseases and injuries (NCDIs) that kill and disable millions of people in the poorest countries.
Meet Israel Israel Musalam was involved in a road traffic accident while on his motorcycle to work. He was hit from the back by a truck that left him with two broken bones in his leg. Israel was taken to Zomba Hospital Center in Malawi, where doctors inserted long metal pins in his leg to […]
Meet Godevela Godevela Mukamusoni is a mother of six, living with her husband and children in the Ruharo village of Rwanda. When her symptoms first started, she was taken to Kinoni health center where she was provided medication for schizophrenia. After some time, her symptoms returned and she was taken to a nearby hospital. Godevela’s […]
The event highlighted the work and ongoing efforts of the national commissions and underlined the primary goal of the NCDI Poverty Network – which aims to build and expand a community of stakeholders focused on preventing the death and suffering of people doubly afflicted by NCDs and extreme poverty.
Meet Simon In 2015, Simon John started to notice issues with his heart causing shortness of breath and affecting his ability to walk. He visited several hospitals in Malawi but they were unable to diagnose his condition. Finally, Simon went to the Neno District Hospital, a Partners In Health sister organization in Malawi. At the […]
Meet Vito Vito Chiwala is 36 years old living in the rural village of Mwandoma, Malawi. In 2001, his legs began to give him problems. Not being able to walk prevented him from going to work on the farm and his wife became his caretaker and the primary breadwinner of their family. Unable to work, […]
Meet Subash: Subash Sarki is a 14-year boy living with his family in the Ramechap district of Nepal. In 2016, Subash’s father took him to the hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, when his son started to feel pain in his arms and legs that prevented him from walking. At the hospital, Subash was diagnosed with lymphoblastic […]
Meet Marjorie Marjorie Innocent is a 30-year-old mother of eight, living in Haiti with her husband and children. Marjorie has had to come to terms with living with schizophrenia, a severe mental health condition. As her symptoms became severe and her condition worsened, she was taken by her husband to Hospital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM) […]
Paired to the launch of the Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission report in September 2020, this policy brief provides a high level overview of the findings and recommendations from the Commission report, as part of efforts to address one of the most glaring inequities in global health.