Founded in 2009 by four international NGO federations – the International Diabetes Federation, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, the Union for International Cancer Control, and the World Heart Federation – the NCD Alliance (NCDA) is a unique civil society network leading the way to a world free from preventable suffering, disability and death caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
The NCD Alliance is at the forefront of elevating NCDs onto the global health and development agenda. NCD Alliance’s strong global network includes over 60 national and regional alliances; strategic relations with the World Health Organization, UN, and governments; and staff in Geneva, London and New York. Our network includes global and national NGOs, scientific and professional associations, academic and research institutions, private sector entities and dedicated individuals.
The NCD Alliance’s activities aim to influence policy, raise global awareness of NCDs, broker knowledge and good practice in policies to prevent and treat NCDs and to support capacity development of NCD civil society organizations and alliances. Our achievements to date include supporting the adoption of landmark political commitments on NCDs – including from the UN High Level Meetings on NCDs in 2011, 2014 and 2018, the global 2025 NCD targets, NCD-related targets in the Sustainable Development Goals and the declaration of the UN High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage in 2019. The Capacity Development (CD) area is a cornerstone of NCDA’s work supporting civil society to effectively and sustainably stimulate government action and ensure accountability for NCDs. Today, NCDA mobilises a network of 65 national and regional NCD alliances around the world. Its CD programmes and initiatives strengthen a unified NCD response via strategic advocacy and coalition building efforts, through a whole-of-society approach that fosters the meaningful involvement of youth and people living with NCDs.