The NCD Alliance (NCDA) is a unique civil society network dedicated to improving NCD prevention and control worldwide. Together with strategic partners, including WHO, the UN and governments, NCDA is transforming the global response to NCDs.
It uses targeted advocacy and outreach to ensure that NCDs are recognised as a major cause of poverty, a barrier to economic development, and a global emergency requiring an urgent response. This is done by working with a wide range of organisations, speaking with a united voice at international meetings, mobilising its growing network, producing the latest policy work on NCDs and building the evidence base, convening expert working groups on a range of topics, and pressing governments to recognise that NCDs are a global development priority.
The NCD Alliance was founded in 2009 by four international NGO federations representing the four main NCDs at that time – cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease. Together with other major international NGO partners, NCD Alliance today unites a network of over 2,000 civil society organisations in more than 170 countries.