Creating an advocacy agenda of people living with NCDs in Ghana

20th November 2018

An Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs in Ghana is expected to be published by the end of 2018, following a meeting co-hosted by the Ghana NCD Alliance and NCA Alliance, 14-15 November in Accra.

The meeting, 'Ensuring a People-Centred Approach to Ghana’s NCD Response', convened nearly 90 people living with NCDs (PLWNCDs), civil society, government and private sector stakeholders. It aimed to provide a platform to those living with and most affected by NCDs to interact with a wide range of those working on the NCD agenda, identify their challenges and provide recommendations to strengthen Ghana’s NCD response.

"Our rights are our stepping stone to demand action" - mental health advocate Martha Coffie.

"Our rights are our stepping stone to demand action," mental health advocate Martha Coffie told the gathering.

In her remarks NCDA Director of Capacity Development Cristina Parons-Perez noted that "discussions at all levels must involve those most affected by NCDs”.

PLWNCDs and civil society representatives worked towards creation of an Advocacy Agenda, based on priorities identified by those with lived experiences. The Agenda is scheduled to be completed this year.

The meeting was possible thanks to NCD Alliance's partnership with Access Accelerated.


See the original Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs.