NCDs and overseas development assistance: a view from a lived perspective

On 12 January 2022, the UK Working Group on Non-communicable Diseases launched a report on Non-communicable Diseases and UK Aid in the Era of COVID-19, commissioned from two consultants with lived experience of NCDs – Dr Zipporah Ali and Dr Helena Davies – who present their thoughts on the project in this guest blog.

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ODA and NCDs in an era of COVID-19: report, event and policy recommendations

This blog marks the culmination of a six-month project looking at the place of NCDs within overseas development assistance in the UK, in the context both of recent cuts to the aid budget and of COVID-19. People with lived experience of NCDs have been at its heart: a report was commissioned from consultants who themselves are people living with NCDs and the event at which the report was launched was moderated and led by people with lived experience – an opportunity for UK government colleagues to hear different (and vitally important) voices.  

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Survey: overseas development assistance and NCDs

Can you help us with work targeting UK policymakers in relation to prioritising overseas development assistance for NCDs, a clear urgent need globally especially in the context of COVID-19?

The survey can be found here. Please feel free to share this with your own networks. It covers questions on NCDs within universal health coverage, the impact of overseas development assistance on NCDs, and the impacts of Covid-19 on NCDs in your country.

It will take about 15–20 minutes to complete. We would be very grateful for your help – please complete as much as you are able. It will remain open until Tuesday 30 November.

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