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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.

The Our Views, Our Voices initiative is 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 growing the NCD movement.

Our Views, Our Voices aims to:


Global Charter on Meaningful Involvement of People Living with NCDs

In 2021, the NCD Alliance will develop by consultation with its network a Global Charter on Meaningful Involvement of People Living with NCDs. It will serve as an advocacy tool to mobilise organisations, including governments, multilateral agencies, civil society and relevant private sector around a shared understanding of meaningful involvement of People Living with NCDs, committing to put people first, mainstream and embed involvement in organisational practices and recognising the value and contribution of the lived experience and strategies to implement it. 

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New digital platform!

The Our Views, Our Voices digital platform launched in December 2020 aims to serve as a comprehensive and dynamic hub for resources, information, commentary and advocacy to promote the meaningful involvement of people living with noncommunicable diseases in the NCD response. Visit ourviewsourvoices.org. We look forward to engaging with you online!

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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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 the 2022-23 term include:

  • Charity Maturi, Kenya
  • Christopher Agbega, Ghana
  • Michael Uchunor, Nigeria
  • Bruno Helman, Brazil 
  • Diana Gittens, Guyana
  • Johanna Ralston, United States
  • Melissa Lim, Singapore
  • Ratna Devi, India
  • Jaime Barba, Mexico
  • Nupur Lalvani, India
  • Stephen Ogweno, Kenya
  • Chikhulupiliro Stanley Ng'ombe, Malawi
  • Einstein Rojas, Philippines 
  • Shamim Talukdar, Bangladesh 
  • Farhan Ahmad, Pakistan 

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!