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Reflecting on a productive year of transition at Access Accelerated, 2023 was defined by an evolution of our program while maintaining an unwavering commitment to our mission: strengthening access to quality Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) care for people living in low- and middle-income countries. Last year witnessed the conclusion of our remaining projects from phase 2 while we concurrently laid the foundation for an exciting phase 3 (2024-26), just on the horizon.

To mark this unique year in our history, we have curated a compendium of stories that offer a spotlight on the achievements and progress made by our partners, including the NCD Alliance, PATH, and the World Bank. These include more than 20 projects in over 20 countries, from Bangladesh to the Republic of Congo to Serbia.

We hope that in this compendium you will not only find insights but also inspiration for what can be achieved via multi-stakeholder partnerships that focus in common goals.

As we step into a new year, we are committed as ever to accelerating progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals – among them the imperative of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) (SDG 3.8) and reducing premature deaths from NCDs (SDG 3.4).

Yet we recognize that countries are still facing formidable barriers to achieving these ambitions, including a lack of sustainable, scalable health financing. In 2024, our focus intensifies on exploring  innovative, impactful ways to support countries to catalyze financing for NCDs as part of UHC packages and primary healthcare strengthening efforts.

Today as we look back on our successes, we also cast our gaze toward the future and extend an invitation to health and development stakeholders, including the private sector, to embrace the possibilities for progress and partnership. For more information on the next phase of our journey, and how we might collaborate, we invite you to contact the Access Accelerated team.

Together, we possess the power to bring about profound change for people living with NCDs and those who care for them.

Herb Riband
Interim Director, Access Accelerated