The NCD Alliance

The NCD Alliance uses targeted advocacy and outreach to ensure that NCDs are recognized as a major cause of poverty, a barrier to economic development and a global emergency. This is done by working with a wide range of partners and organizations, speaking with a united voice at key international meetings, and pressing governments to recognize that NCDs are a global development priority requiring an urgent response. (…) "We are an informal alliance of four international federations (IDF, UICC, worldheart, The Union) representing the four main NCDs outlined in the World Health Organization’s 2008-2013 Action Plan for NCDs: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease."