A community health worker gives a health talk on malaria in Agbor, Delta State, Nigeria
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Countries have a long way to reduce the burden of NCDs

24th September 2015

A new method published today in the Lancet of monitoring countries’ performance in reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases, shows that many countries have a long way to go to reduce suffering and deaths from NCD.

"Accountability is an important driver for political progress. Independent monitoring initiatives by academia and civil society, such as this NCD Scorecard, will help ensure governments keep to their promises made at the UN on NCDs. The results reinforce that progress on NCDs at the national level has been patchy and uneven, a message that was central to the UN High-­‐Level Review on NCDs last July", said Katie Dain, Executive Director of the NCD Alliance.

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The Lancet letter "A scorecard for tracking actions to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases”

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