The month of September saw the 77th session of the UN General Assembly take place in New York, where world leaders met in person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. During the UNGA, Access Accelerated, its partners and RTI International took the opportunity to bring together health and civil society leaders in a packed room at the Harvard Club for an inspiring, yet pragmatic discussion on the value of measuring collective efforts in NCDs, with speakers Kyle Peterson, Co-founder and managing director Boldly Go Philanthropy, a panel of local expert implementors and Dr Juan Carlos Uribe, Global Director, Health, Nutrition & Population and the Global Financing Facility of the World Bank.

In the latest Access Accelerated newsletter, catch up with Vice President of Noncommunicable Diseases at RTI, Dr Rachel Nugent, as she shares her views with Access Accelerated on the progress of NCDs, the importance of being open to learning and why measuring collective impact is a golden opportunity for the global development community. We also mark World Heart Day (September 29) with a story highlighting the disparities that women face in accessing heart-saving healthcare, as well as offer a look at NCD Alliance’s response to the recently released WHO report, Invisible Numbers. Catch up on all the latest news and more in the September edition of Access Today.

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