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WHO WE ARE
Ghana Non-communicable Diseases (Ghana NCD Alliance - 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.
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 GhNCD Alliance's mission is to be a leading organization contributing to reducing NCD related deaths and disabilities through health promotion, proper coordination, health system strengthening and improving quality of lives of people.
NCD PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN GHANA
The work of the Ghana NCD Alliance is centered around supporting and completing government in diverse ways including technical support, through policy formulations, 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.
Participation in National and International NCD Events
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.
National Meetings of People Living with 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 engaged Ministry of Health, GHS, Special Advisor to the President on SDGs, Parliament Select Committee on Health, inter-ministerial committee on SDGs, Food and Drugs Authority etc.
Participation in High Level multi-sectorial Meetings on NCDs
The GhNCDA held a High Level multi-sectorial meeting 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 High Level meetings (HLM) .
We have also developed NCD policy briefs and NCD awareness material to create, sensitize and inform policy makers and the general public. Click here to download