We start with the agreement of a strategic partnership with the government ministry of health and identify national NCD capacity development needs where we could help.
This can include assistance to conduct epidemiological, economic, or service delivery studies to fill knowledge gaps, establish or update national NCD policies and strategies, prepare costed action plans in an inclusive and participatory manner, NCD management protocols, and learning and training if needed. In doing so, we prioritise national expertise and institutions including national civil society, academic, and business partners, and work closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international partners.
Our overall intent is to ensure that our programme partner countries have fully costed and credible action plans and unified and nationally coordinated financing frameworks to tackle NCDs in a practical manner. We can then help national authorities to organise partnership processes to ensure that the appropriate mixture of domestic and international financing is generated to fulfil the framework.