Dr. Sarah Al-Obaydi leads a health education session at a school in rural Iraq.
© Sarah Al-Obaydi / Photoshare: Dr. Sarah Al-Obaydi leads a health education session at a school in rural Iraq.

NCD Countdown 2025

In the margins of the UN NCD Review 10-11 July 2014, the Lancet NCD Action Group and the NCD Alliance announced the launch of "NCD Countdown 2025", an accountability initiative designed to capture NCD responses at the country level in order to monitor progress and improve government accountability and accelerate action among all stakeholders.
This new collaboration connects academia with civil society to track progress on NCDs in some of the countries with the highest burden. Doing so will help illuminate where governments are on track to meet commitments, provoke action in areas where progress is falling short, and help improve NCD monitoring and surveillance.