Global NCD Alliance Forum 2017, Sharjah (UAE). © Javier Galeano / NCDA


Do you want to join the NCD movement and ensure your priorities are represented globally at the highest level?

Would you like to connect with NCD advocates and experts at regional and global level, and leverage opportunities for strategic and coordinated action? See the different membership options that the NCD Alliance (NCDA) offers.

NCDA membership is open to civil society organisations (CSOs) and alliances from international, regional and national levels engaged in NCD policy and practice. CSOs are non-governmental and not-for-profit organisations that have a presence in public life. This includes a wide array of organisations:

  • International non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • National and regional NCD alliances and networks
  • National associations and societies 
  • Patient organisations 
  • Professional societies 

Please note that membership applications will be reviewed upon membership criteria. Private sector entities, business associations, philanthropies, foundations, governments and UN agencies cannot become members of NCDA. However, they can become partners of NCDA.

Membership categories

Founding members

Founding membership is limited to the four founding federations of NCDA: the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the World Heart Federation (WHF) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

Full members

Full membership is available to organisations, networks or entities that are substantially engaged in evidence-based NCD policy and practice and have appropriate organisational structures. They are entitled to attend and vote at the General Assembly meetings and can nominate individuals for the President and Board of Directors. They also have a voice in NCDA’s strategy and governance during the General Assembly meetings, and enjoy special benefits.

Associate members

Associate membership is available to organisations, networks or entities that support NCDA objectives. They can attend the General Assembly meetings as observers (with no vote) and nominate individuals for Board (not for President). They enjoy some special benefits.

Network members

Network membership is available to organisations, networks or entities that are interested in NCDA activities, and would like to receive our weekly newsletter.


In addition to membership, your organisation can become an NGO supporting partner  – available to organisations, networks or entities that have an international focus and are interested in engaging more closely with NCDA and willing to invest more substantially in its work and activities. 

NGO supporting partners have access to exclusive benefits, including high-level engagement opportunities, and the chance to develop an individually tailored work plan, including specific deliverables, with NCDA.