We help countries to advance Universal Health Coverage for NCDs through expanding community-based screening for risk factors and early disease manifestation, followed up by easy and affordable access to quality treatment. This requires close inter-linkage between community-based and primary healthcare systems, and strong partnership with private care providers.
Our operating model centres around “demystifying, democratising and wherever possible digitising, and demedicalising” the management of NCDs. We do this through community education to foster gender-sensitive self and family prevention and care, and community-based financing approaches. We partner with volunteer-based civil society groups that specialise in “walking the last mile” to bring essential NCD services directly to people. We also seek to empower and enable those who are living with NCDs to be more proactive in advocating for their prevention through tackling lifestyle and societal factors.
At the same time, we help to ensure that the primary health care facilities and workers of the public and private health system are equipped, supplied and trained to treat those who have been screened and referred to them by the community health workers. Using new technology and communication tools, we help strip out all avoidable constraints and costs.
The Partnership will also have a humanitarian crisis support modality so that people with NCDs who find themselves in desperate crisis circumstances due to disasters and conflicts, including refugees, displaced and others forced to move, can get uninterrupted life-saving treatment and care.
Our overall intent is to make provision for NCDs more universally affordable and sustainable at the community and primary healthcare level, so that people with NCDs lead healthy and productive lives and so that the complications that require expensive secondary and tertiary management are prevented.