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Addressing Non-Communicable Diseases Globally: The Power of Integration
March 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Capitol Hill Briefing: Addressing Non-Communicable Diseases Globally: The Power of Integration
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
121 Cannon House Office Building
(This is a widely-attended event)
Please join the NCD Roundtable members for a discussion about how non-communicable disease (NCD) treatment, prevention, and care can improve health and economies in low-income countries.
NCDs cause 70% of all deaths globally—three-quarters of them in low- and middle-income countries—and are among the leading causes of preventable illness and disability. NCDs in developing countries drive families into poverty, reduce productivity, threaten economic growth, strain health budgets and health systems, and risk global health security.
The U.S. government has increasingly begun to acknowledge the toll of NCDs by integrating NCD prevention, treatment and care into existing global health programs. However, there is no dedicated strategy or funding for a challenge which is estimated to lead to a cumulative loss of output of $47 trillion between 2011 and 2030.
This briefing will explore what has already been learned and what options exist for helping countries to build strong and integrated systems that will help them reduce the burden of NCDs and achieve self-sufficiency, beginning with support for the health workers and patients on the front lines.
Representative Ami Bera
Moderator: Ambassador Sally Cowal, Senior Vice President, Global Cancer Control, American Cancer Society
Dr. Paul Park, Director of Implementation, NCD Synergies, Partners In Health
Jude Nwokike, Director, Promoting the Quality of Medicines Program, U.S. Pharmacopeia
Dr. Sanele Madela, Founder, Expectra 868 Health Solutions (South Africa)
Kelly Saldana, Director, Office of Health Systems, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Other Speakers to be Announced
Special thanks to NCD Roundtable members
American Academy of Pediatrics, Frontline Health Workers Coalition, Global Health Council, Partners In Health, Rabin Martin, and U.S. Pharmacopeia
*Light Refreshments will be provided*