The NCD Alliance unites a network of over 2,000 civil society organisations in more than 170 countries, dedicated to improving NCD prevention and control worldwide.
Today, there are over 40 active national and regional NCD Alliances working on the ground to advocate to governments, provide education and patient support, and to raise awareness of the growing NCD burden. Over half of these Alliances include at least one UICC member.
Why get involved in NCD advocacy?
As one of the four founding members of the NCD Alliance, UICC strongly believes in the value of a united front to drive forward the NCD agenda. Some of the key NCD Alliance successes to date include: Successfully campaigning for the landmark UN High-level Meeting on NCDs in September 2011 and the adoption of a strong UN Political Declaration on NCDs; supporting the adoption of a comprehensive set of nine global NCD targets and 25 indicators; pioneering multisectoral partnerships for NCDs; and positioning NCDs as a priority in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
How to get involved?
UICC actively supports the NCD Alliance's advocacy and capacity building efforts, and would encourage its members to get involved with their respective national and regional alliances.
The Healthy India Alliance, which includes UICC member - Indian Cancer Society - was recently established and held the first national civil society consultation on NCDs in April 2016. The Alliance will strengthen national NCD advocacy, aiming to ‘catalyse multi-sectoral action to enhance health and quality of life in India’ in order to ‘create an enabling environment for active participation of health and non-health civil society organisations to prevent and control NCDs through effective policies, partnerships and programmes’.
For more information on existing alliances, and how to get involved please visit the NCD alliance website. The NCD Alliance has also produced an advocacy toolkit to help your organisation join the fight against NCDs and become part of the global movement.