The Defeat-NCD Partnership
The Defeat-NCD Partnership


The Defeat-NCD Partnership

A public-private-people partnership, our aim is to enable and assist all low-resource countries to scale-up action on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD).

We do this through national capacity building, community scale-up of NCD services, affordability and accessibility of essential NCD supplies, and financing for country-level NCD programming.

The Defeat-NCD Partnership
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*Focus on: cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, mental health and NCD supplies.



The Defeat-NCD Partnership, in collaboration with various organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank, assisted the Gambia Ministry of Health in developing and launching its Costed Action Plan. The plan aims to secure USD 57.8 million over five years to reduce Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) mortality by over a third as part of Gambia’s National Multisector NCDs Strategy 2022-2027.


The Defeat-NCD Partnership went on to help Rwanda develop a Costed Action Plan seeking USD 376.2 million under its National NCD Strategy 2020-2025. The UN Interagency Task Force on NCDs has commended the work done and this was recognized in an award by WHO for Rwanda.


Following its success in Gambia and Rwanda, the Defeat- NCD Partnership was invited by the Government of Djibouti to establish a new partnership focused on national capacity building, data collection, communications, community services, accessibility of NCD supplies, and sustainable financing models.

Global Affairs

On the global front, as previewed and with the strong support from its partners, The Defeat-NCD Partnership transitioned from its hosting arrangements to become an independent legal entity based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization maintains strong collaborations with partners within the United Nations System, particularly with WHO and UNITAR, to advance joint projects related to NCDs, digital health, training, research, and capacity building. The Defeat-NCD Partnership organized its flagship annual high-level session at the World Health Summit in Berlin, which was well-attended and appreciated by ministers from partner countries.