The NCD Alliance was founded by four international NGO federations representing the four main NCDs – cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease. Together with other major international NGO partners, the NCD Alliance unites a network of over 2,000 civil society organizations in more than 170 countries.
The United Nations (UN) is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. Website
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. WHO Website
WHO have a number of useful resources in the fight against NCDs.
- Global NCD action plan 2013-2020. 1 September 2013
- Advance copy of the draft global NCD action plan 2013-2020 for consideration by Member States at the Sixty-Sixth World Health Assembly. 2 May 2013
- Updated revised draft global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013-2020. 15 March 2013
- NCD Global Monitoring Framework. 8 February 2013
- WHO NCD Action Plan 2008-2013 (Version 1)
- WHO NCD Action Plan 2008-2013 (Version 2)
- WHO Chronic Diseases Page
- WHO Asthma Page
- NCD Country Profiles Report 2011
- Global Status Report on NCDs 2010
- From Burden to Best Buys
- United Nations high-level meeting on noncommunicable disease prevention and control
- Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma (2002)
The Lancet NCD Action Group is an informal collaboration of academics, practitioners, and civil society organisations
April 2011. Priority actions for the NCD crisis (Summary).
The Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) is a civil society alliance to combat chronic diseases (NCDs) and their associated risk factors and conditions. The alliance was established following a Caribbean civil society led conference on chronic diseases, entitled Healthy Caribbean 2008 - a wellness revolution conference.
The mission of the HCC is to harness the power of civil society, in collaboration with government, private enterprise, academia, and international partners, as appropriate, in the development and implementation of plans for the prevention and management of chronic diseases among Caribbean people.
The Healthy Caribbean Coalition has launched their report: A Civil Society Regional Status Report: Responses to NCDs in the Caribbean Community, which aims to understand and assess the Caribbean response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) from a civil society perspective.
Other NCD Organisations
NCD Child is a global multi-stakeholder coalition, championing the rights and needs of children, adolescents and youth who are living with, at risk of developing or affected by NCDs.
NCD Child works together with other partners to ensure that issues related to NCDs, children, adolescents and youth are equitably addressed and prioritised in global and national health policy and development agendas.
Centre for Global NCDs
The Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) is the central hub for global NCD research within The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), creating a reference point for researchers and policy makers by bringing together the range of expertise which currently exists with a global focus on NCDs.
The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
OECD identifies a need for better prevention and management for chronic diseases, such as asthma...read more
This database currently (version December 2012) includes 67 indicators under four main dimensions: (i) structure of families, (ii) labour market position of families, (iii) public policies for families and children and (iv) child outcomes, including asthma:
The mission of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is to bring innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle-income populations. With close to 3,000 organisations and individuals who are committed to the same goals, The Union has its headquarters in Paris and offices serving the Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America and South-East Asia regions. Its scientific departments focus on tuberculosis, HIV, lung health and non-communicable diseases, tobacco control and research.
A global social movement against non-communicable disease (diabetes, heart disease, cancer and lung Disease) initiated by Sandro Demaio and Giuseppe Demaio, the Young Professional Chronic Disease Network and Local Peoples. NCDFree promotes young health leaders from developing countries including Kenya, Bangladesh and Mongolia, who are working at the community level to address the enormous and growing burden of NCDs. Inspiring, health innovators from the frontline who will help us connect with a new audience; dispelling the myths of NCDs and helping people worldwide understand the key facts.