NCD Alliance launches program to support NCD civil society efforts in South Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean

17th July 2013

The NCD Alliance today launched a program to support civil society efforts on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at the national level. The new initiative, ‘Strengthening Health Systems, Supporting NCD Action’, was announced at The Economist event “New Approaches to Non-Communicable Diseases” in South Africa, where experts discussed strategies to accelerate the prevention and control of NCDs. 

The new NCD Alliance program ‘Strengthening Health systems, Supporting NCD Action’ is designed to build the capacity of NCD civil society, to monitor national progress on NCDs and advocate for improved NCD policies and the strengthening of health systems.

This program, funded by Medtronic Philanthropy, will award more than $300,000 USD over two years to local partners in Brazil, South Africa, and the Caribbean region to build networks of action, conduct national level research and analysis to monitor progress on NCDs and identify gaps, develop dialogue with governments and other key stakeholders, and advocate for improved NCD policies, programs and health systems strengthening. 

Read full press release below.