The Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Action Network facilitates the strategic coordination of Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) members’ individual and group efforts to curb the rising prevalence of NCDs. In 2016, through a series of roundtable discussions, members will converge and collaborate on four topics: engaging the food and beverage industry, addressing the intersection of women’s health and NCDs, supporting NCD prevention and control for refugees and other hard to reach populations, and designing healthy spaces—such as workplaces, schools, and communities.
The global burden of NCDs—including cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes—currently accounts for 63 percent of global deaths. It is projected that NCDs will cost more than $30 trillion worldwide by 2030, significantly impacting global productivity and well-being
- Facilitate the development of new CGI Commitments to Action focused on NCDs and the strengthening of successful existing commitments.
- Support cross-sector collaboration and renewed cooperation among CGI members committed to addressing NCDs worldwide.
- Advance the global dialogue on NCDs through knowledge-sharing and dynamic discussion around barriers and opportunities.
Partners for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Africa
Commitment by: American Society for Clinical Pathology
Commitment Partners: Partners In Health; Pfizer Inc; Roche Diagnostics Corporation; Omnyx LLC; The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation; Sakura Finitek; National Institutes Of Health; Union For International Cancer Control
In 2015, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and a coalition of partners committed to provide patients in underserved areas of sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti with access to rapid cancer diagnostics and appropriate care and treatment. Read more »
Healthy Community Clinics for NCDs Control in Jordan
Commitment by: Royal Health Awareness Society
Commitment Partners: Ministry of Health of Jordan; Americares Foundation, Inc.; Al-Hikma Pharmaceuticals
In 2015, the Royal Health Awareness Society (RHAS) and its partners committed to scale its Healthy Community Clinic (HCC) program to 12 centers across Jordan to serve both Syrian refugees in host communities and vulnerable Jordanians. Read more »