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  • No Turning Back: Charting opportunities to invigorate and intensify the NCD response

    26th September 2018

    At an NCDA event held in New York on 26 Sep. ahead of the third UN HLM on NCDs, CEO Katie Dain spoke on the opportunities she sees to strengthen the NCD response. This blog reflects her remarks.

  • Where's the money for NCDs

    24th September 2018

    Who will stand up and be the ‘noncommunicable diseases marathon runner’, someone who can break free of the current sluggishness and inaction in dealing with these devastating diseases?

  • Suicide; devastating, common and preventable

    10th September 2018

    To mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 on 10 September, psychiatrist Julian Eaton writes on a topic that is often taboo, to raise awareness, recognition and policy priority, and to help reduce a scourge that affects too many people.

  • Mental health and psychosocial support must be at the core of humanitarian NCD programmes

    24th August 2018

    This blog explores findings from an MSF programme tackling NCDs in pre-war Syria. It highlights the enormous impact of war and the refugee experience on care delivery and self management. 


  • Basic diabetes care shouldn’t depend on luck

    14th August 2018

    A meeting with an exceptional patient causes one NGO employee to reflect on the importance of access to basic care – and the role of the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs in making it happen.

  • Youth stakeholders: Investing in them will help us to beat NCDs

    07th August 2018

    With the UN High-Level Meeting and renewed commitment to the Alma Ata Declaration in the forseeable future, Dr Shakira Choonara reflects on what youth engagement really means, and how youth can and should be truly included to advance progress on tackling NCDs. 

  • Hiding in plain sight - the dark NCD legacy of asbestos

    01st August 2018

    This World Lung Cancer Day, Emily Walsh looks at the impact of asbestos on lives and explores what needs to be done to alleviate the avoidable risk to life and health. 

  • Internships at NCDA: two interns share their experiences

    17th July 2018

    In 2017, the NCD Alliance benefitted from the collaboration of two interns, Mounika Parimi in the London office and Anna Van der Linden in the New York office. With long-time interest in global health and development, they welcomed the opportunity and share with us some reflections on lessons and benefits of the experience.