The NCD Alliance (NCDA)
Who We Are
The NCD Alliance (NCDA) is leading the way to a world where everyone has the opportunity for a healthy life, free from preventable suffering, stigma, disability and death caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs). As a respected and united global civil society movement, NCDA brings together a unique network of over 2,000 civil society organisations in 170 countries spanning the NCD community across disease-specific, risk factor and demographic groups and pursuing a common cause.
Founded in 2009, NCDA is a recognised global thought leader on NCD policy and practice, a convener of the civil society movement, a partner to governments and UN agencies, and an advocate for people at risk of, affected by or living with NCDs. NCDA’s greatest strength lies in the capacity of our global network, our ability to ground global advocacy in the reality of local and regional experiences, and our independence and integrity.
We have an impressive track record, having influenced a series of global political commitments on NCDs, positioned NCDs as a priority sustainable development issue, fostered multisectoral partnerships as a cornerstone of the NCD response and cultivated a network of over 50 national and regional NCD alliances.
NCD Alliance has the vision, expertise and capacity for innovation: imperative to drive change from the global to the local level for the millions of people with NCDs worldwide. Our ability to speak with one voice and catalyse synergies across the diverse NCD community is strengthened by our solid experience of working in strategic partnerships across all sectors and stakeholders, including UN agencies, governments, business, civil society and academia.
Together with Access Accelerated, the NCD Alliance will seek to elevate the voice of people living with NCDs (PLWNCDs) in Kenya and a second country TBC, building on the NCD Alliance’s Our Views, Our Voices initiative which seeks to meaningfully involve people living with a range of different NCDs to engage in the NCD response, supporting and enabling individuals to share their views, take action and drive change.
In these two countries, the partnership will support national and regional NCD civil society organisations’ efforts to involve PLWNCDs and drive effective and sustainable national advocacy. Globally, the partnership will foster multisectoral platforms for dialogue and exchange on best practices and solutions to accelerate effective action.