As part of a new program, ‘Strengthening Health Systems, Supporting NCD Action’, the NCD Alliance has competitively selected National Implementing Partners in the Caribbean region, Brazil and South Africa, HCC was selected as national implementing partner for the Caribbean.
‘Strengthening Health Systems, Supporting NCD Action’ is a program designed to build the capacity of NCD civil society to monitor national progress on NCDs and to advocate for improved NCD policies and the strengthening of health systems.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease – kill approximately 36 million per year, with 80% of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. If current trends continue, this figure is projected to rise to 52 million deaths by 2030. Governments agreed at the 2013 World Health Assembly to a global monitoring framework with a target to reduce overall preventable NCD mortality by 25% by 2025, and a WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020.
Reaching this target and the ambitions of the Plan will now require significant progress at the country level, through government leadership and robust policies, and a strong NCD civil society presence to hold governments accountable. Read more