The NCD Advocacy Institute Accelerator Programme is a three-year initiative that seeks to increase the capacity of established national NCD alliances to drive effective in-country NCD advocacy.

The coalitions on board the Accelerator Programme have access to grant funding of strategic advocacy efforts.

Each Accelerator Programme partner works towards a three-year advocacy plan with clear annual deliverables that is assessed according to set standards. The implementation and evaluation of the grants is complemented with in-depth technical assistance.

You can find more information about each partner’s advocacy activities for the year 2018 below:

Brazil – ACT+

Through its activities in 2018, ACT+ aims to strengthen civil society capacity to advocate for the full implementation of the Brazilian Strategic Action Plan to tackle NCDs, as well as to improve the capacity to link global commitments with national goals, supporting strong international commitments for public health and sustainable development.

Advancing as a civil society alliance is important to promote the adoption of effective policies, such as the promotion of healthy food systems, taxation and strong regulation on non-healthy products, such as tobacco, alcohol, ultra-processed food.

Colombia – Mesa Nacional por las Enfermedades Crónicas No Transmisibles

With presidential and parliamentary elections taking place in 2018, this year’s advocacy activities in Colombia will focus on leading candidates to engage publicly in the prevention of childhood obesity, NCDs, and the UN Nutrition decade, in accordance with the PAHO / WHO Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in the Americas 2013-2019.

India – Healthy India Alliance

In 2018, the Healthy India Alliance (HIA) will work with the Government to assess preparedness for the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs, particularly by accelerating national-level policy measures. It will also work to expand membership and develop a time-bound strategic action plan for 2018-2020, with a corresponding resource mobilisation plan. 

Through the Our Views, Our Voices initiative, HIA will also focus on developing and operationalising a national agenda as a part of its overall strategy planning exercise. 

Finally, HIA will also develop and implement a public opinion building campaign to support the advocacy efforts of the alliance.

Mexico – Mexico SaludHable Coalition

The Mexico SaludHable Coalition will focus on two areas, namely the strengthening of the coalition (structural organization, social media and communications), and the implementation of advocacy activities aimed at positioning NCDs in the political and legislative agenda during the last part of the current presidential administration (end in 2018) and in the first stages of the next presidential administration (2018-2019).  

South Africa – South African NCD Alliance

The South African NCD Alliance will focus on NCD policy coherence and implementation at all levels to achieve the health Sustainable Development Goal using multistakeholder action at all levels in South Africa. 

Among numnerous other activities and priorities, the alliance will work to make progress on a comprehensive review and revision of national NCD policies through a multistakeholder group including civil society.