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Overview of Ghana NCD Alliance (GhNCDA)



Background

The GhNCDA was formed in 2017 and officially registered on 11th January, 2018 under the leadership of Vision for Alternative Development. Key members of the Ghana NCD Alliance are Vision for Alternative Development, Alzheimer’s Ghana, Stroke Association Support Network, Breast Care International, Institute of Leadership and Development and Socioserv Ghana.

Others include Media Alliance in Tobacco Control or Health, Community Health Support Team, Sharecare Ghana, Ark lifestyle Foundation and Ghana Alcohol Policy Alliance. The GhNCDA is a network of Non-Governmental Organizations working in diverse areas of health and development.

The formation of the GhNCDA was necessitated due to the rising health burden associated with NCDs in Ghana and the world at large.


Photos from the Launch of the Ghana NCD Alliance in Ghana

 
     
 

Our NCD Prevention and control Work

The work of the Ghana NCD Alliance is centered around supporting and completing government in diverse ways including technical support, through policy formulations and reviews, awareness creation, monitoring, information sharing, research and constantly reminding government on its health and NCDs commitments to improve the health and wellbeing of all.

Vision: To create a healthy Ghana free from NCDs

Mission: To be a leading organization contributing to reducing NCD related deaths and disabilities through health promotion, proper coordination, health system strengthening and improving the quality of lives of people living with NCDs in Ghana.

Our Objectives

  • Identify and implement strategies that ensures early detection, quality of care and cost of treatment and care for those affected by NCDs
  • Create/raise awareness on NCDs and the risk factors
  • Strengthen the capacities of civil society, people living with NCDs and development professionals
  • Promote and support the development and implementation of national plans, policies, legislations and regulations related to NCDs
  • Strengthen partnerships between member organisations and governments in the implementation of NCDs programmes
  • Conduct research and share knowledge on NCDs
  • Mobilize resources required for effective implementation of its objectives and the management of the GhNCDA
  • Identify and build partnerships with other regional and global networks
  • Promote good relationship between people living with NCDs and health care providers
  • Hold government and other relevant stakeholders accountable particularly in the implementation of NCDs and related issue


The GhNCDA has since its inception participated in national and international events. It convened a national stakeholder’s high level meeting that sought to raise the profile of NCDs and the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs. The GhNCDA organized a national meeting of people living with NCDs titled “Ensuring a people centred approach to Ghana’s NCDs response”. This was to identify priorities and provide recommendations for Ghana’s Advocacy Agenda of people living with NCDs.

We have had one on one engagements with top government officials and institutions such as the Minister of Health and Minister of Planning, Ghana Health Service, Special Advisor to the President on SDGs, leadership of the Parliament Select Committee on Health, the chair of the inter-ministerial committee on SDGs, Food and Drugs Authority etc. to discuss the importance of NCD interventions and the need for government to prioritize NCDs.


 
Group photo of meeting with Ghana Food and Drugs Authority (FDA)   Meeting with Minister of Planning & Chair of SDGs Inter-ministerial Committee



The GhNCDA held a High Level multi-sectorial meeting (HLM)on NCDs ahead of the 3rd UN High Level Meeting on NCDs last year to remind government of its NCDs commitments and the need for government participation in the HLM. We have also developed NCD policy briefs and NCD awareness material to create sensitize and inform policy makers and the general public.


Photos of the National High Level Multi-Stakeholders Meeting on NCDs Ahead of the 3rd UN High Level Meeting on NCD, Aug. 2018

 
     
 
     
 
     
 

 


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