Contributed by Christine Hancock, C3 Collaborating for Health
40 mainly global NGOs met at Chatham House on 9 September 2019, with key people joining online, including Dr Rachel Nugent, Sir Trevor Hassell and Dr Andrea Feigl, and the meeting was facilitated by Richard Smith, former editor of the BMJ, who has been working globally in NCDs for more than a decade.
The first event convened by the UK Working Group on NCDs was a parliamentary briefing, held in Portcullis House on 16 May 2018: ‘The global burden of NCDs – time for UK leadership’. The aim was to investigate how the UK’s leadership positions in international development and research could be brought to bear on the mismatch between the burden of NCDs and the development assistance available for these diseases in low- and middle-income countries. Participants were drawn from the UK Working Group on NCDs, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health, the Department of Health, Public Health England and the Department for International Development.