Rwanda National NCD Conference 2021

The Rwanda NCD Alliance, with the support of NCD Alliance, is organizing the National NCD Conference in Kigali-Rwanda, November 25-26th 2021 under the theme “Multisectoral Collaboration for NCDs and UHC''. This theme has been inspired by the findings from the National NCDs situation analysis conducted by Rwanda NCD Alliance in collaboration with RBC which witnessed the level of involvement of stakeholders in the NCDs response and the United Nations (UN) in its global plan for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 emphasizing on the country's efforts to prevent and treat NCDs for the reduction of premature mortality by one-third by 2030.

This eye-opening gathering is being undertaken to facilitate and promote further understanding of each sectoral participation on NCDs and UHC. However, facilitating the advocacy efforts in making sure that no one is left behind as far as the NCDs response is concerned, will also be a great step towards the implementation of the National NCD Strategic Plan 2020-2025 recently launched.

The general objective is to accelerate multi-sectoral actions responding to NCDs and UHC. Briefly, the topics of the conference are not limited to (i) burden of NCDs, cost of inactions, and call for actions, (ii) effective cross-sector interventions of UHC for NCDs, (iii) people-centered care: Voice of people living with NCD, (iv) convergence of NCDs and Communicable Diseases: NCDs and COVID-19, (v) WHO Best Buys: Primordial interventions for NCDs Prevention, (vi) global megatrends and NCDs: Rapid urbanization and rise of technology, and (vii) alternative financing for NCD programs.

The conference will be hybrid.