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Webinar: UHC Day Dialogue: Integration of noncommunicable diseases into Universal Health Coverage in the era of COVID-19

UHC Day Dialogue
Keen to be a part of ensuring accountability and momentum as global Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and noncommunicable disease (NCD) commitments are translated into national action as the world builds back better?
Join guest speakers to discuss global progress towards integration of NCDs into UHC benefit packages. Be inspired by in-country stakeholders who share tried and tested best practice examples of effective integration of NCDs into health and financial protection packages from across low-, middle- and high-income contexts. Hear from people living with NCDs of the transformative, protective and sustainable impact such work is having on their day to day lives. 
Through this event which calls for action, we’ll be discussing two new knowledge products:
  • “Protecting Everyone: integration of Noncommunicable Diseases into Universal Health Coverage in the era of COVID-19”, a policy research report which includes analyses from key informants interviews with government representatives, academics, people living with NCDs, health care professionals and civil society representatives from across Australia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Mexico, Philippines, Rwanda and Sweden to broker knowledge and explore the role of NCD prevention and care in UHC policies as a way to enhance health security in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Key results from the 2020 global consultation of people living with NCDs, demonstrating the intersection between UHC and COVID-19 and the importance of meaningful involvement of people living with NCDs as the world builds back better.


Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 13:00-14:30 GMT / 14:00-15:30 CET / 8:00-9:30 ET / 21:00-22:30 SGT 


  • Dr Kaushik Ramaiya, General Secretary, Tanzania NCD Alliance


  • Ms Grace Gatera, Mental health advocate, Rwanda
  • Ms Cajsa Lindberg, Advocate living with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and brain cancer, Our Views, Our Voices Global Advisory Committee Member, Sweden
  • Ms Estefania Palomino, Program Officer, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Prof Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Prof Rob Moodie, Professor of Public Health, University of Melbourne and University of Malawi
  • Dr the Honourable Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health and Wellness, Jamaica
  • Dr Samira Asma, Assistant Director-General for Data, Analytics and Delivery, WHO
  • Dr Emmanuel Ankrah Odame, Director of Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, Ghana
  • Dr Bente Mikkelsen, Director, NCD Department, World Health Organization