NCDA Board, Senior Management Team, Rwanda NCD Alliance
Rwanda NCD Alliance leadershi team, NCD Alliance Board and NCD Alliance Senior Management Team in Kigali, 14 March 2023.

Fourth Global NCD Alliance Forum to take place in Kigali – Rwanda in October 2024

17th March 2023

Kigali, 17 March 2023 - The next Global NCD Alliance Forum will take place in Kigali, Rwanda from 20 to 22 October 2024, organised by the NCD Alliance (NCDA) in partnership with the Rwanda NCD Alliance as local host. The announcement was made during a meeting of the NCDA Board in Kigali this week.  

The Forum will gather over 500 participants to improve NCD prevention and care for people living with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by playing a convening role for civil society and key stakeholders in the NCD community. As NCDA’s flagship convening platform, it is held biennially to promote knowledge exchange, share good practice and strengthen capacity to advocate for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) globally. The fourth edition will offer a prime opportunity to unite and mobilise civil society ahead of the next UN High Level Meeting on NCDs in 2025.

“We are delighted that the Forum will take place in Africa for the first time. This unique event will bring together the NCD community from around the world to unite in advocating for what works to put a brake on NCDs. It will offer a global platform to highlight local and regional leadership and stimulate collective action to further the NCD response”,said Ms Anne Lise Ryel, President of the NCD Alliance.

“We are proud to be the local host organisation for the fourth edition of the Global Forum. The burden of NCDs has increased tremendously over the years in Africa. The Global NCD Alliance Forum will be timely and a crucial opportunity to showcase best practice and help accelerate progress in tackling NCD burden in Rwanda, across the region and globally”, said Prof Joseph Mucumbitsi, Chairperson of the Rwanda NCD Alliance and President of the East Africa NCD Alliance. 

The fourth Global NCD Alliance Forum is possible thanks to a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, our primary supporter of this event.

The 2024 Forum will build off the success and legacy of the previous ones held in 2015, 2017 and 2020 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, under the patronage of Her Highness Sheika Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Royal Patron of Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP). 

For more information on previous editions click here