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Our Views, Our Voices

Our Views, Our Voices is an initiative that seeks to meaningfully involve people living with NCDs in the NCD response, supporting and enabling individuals to share their views to take action and drive change.

Our Views, Our Voices is a five year initiative (2016-2020) built around four main pillars of work: consultation, campaigns, communications, and capacity development.

Our Views, Our Voices seeks to put people first in the NCD response. The initiative aspires to break down stigma and discrimination, equipping people living with NCDs with the skills, knowledge and opportunities to be leaders and active players in the response to these diseases and in growing the NCD movement.

Our Views, Our Voices aims to:

Advocacy Agenda

The Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs, launched in December 2017, was built with the generous input of 1,893 people living with NCDs who took part in the Our Views, Our Voices consultation efforts. 

It provides a compass for NCD advocacy efforts and functions as a living document that captures the priorities of people living with NCDs. It is intended to guide and support efforts of key stakeholders to improve NCD prevention and control. Click here to find out more about the Agenda! 

Click here to find out how you can take action to further the Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs.

Community Conversations

72 in-person community conversations were conducted in 16 countries during the summer of 2017 to identify common issues faced by people living with NCDs and provide recommendations on how people living with NCDs would like to be meaningfully involved in the NCD response. Click below to learn more and explore an interactive dashboard of the stories, quotes, and insights collected!

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Online Consultation of People Living with NCDs

As part of the Our Views, Our Voices initiative, 958 people living with NCDs responded to our Online Consultation. Click below to read more and explore an interactive dashboard of the results… Find out more

Advisory Committee

To ensure that Our Views, Our Voices is resonant with the wants and needs of a broad cross-section of people living with NCDs, the initiative is guided by a Global Advisory Committee that includes experienced advocates from across the world. 

The Advisory Committee members for 2018 include:

  • Cajsa Lindberg (UNG diabetes, Sweden)
  • Lea Kilenga (Africa Sickle Cell Organisation, Kenya)
  • Francis Zaballa Roquero (Centro Acción Contra el Alcoholismo y otros Adicciones, Mexico)
  • Bina Berry (Alzheimer's & Related Disorders Society of India)
  • Kwanele Asante (Breastsens, South Africa)
  • Tara Lisa Persaud (Healthy Caribbean Coalition, Barbados)

Get involved

Are you living with an NCD yourself? Are you a relative, care partner or close friend of someone who is living with or has had an NCD? Get in touch if you are interested and stay informed about opportunities to get involved in Our Views, Our Voices activities!