NCD Alliance Launches Our Views, Our Voices Initiative
Our Views, Our Voices is an initiative by the NCD Alliance and people living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that seeks to invite people from all over the world living with a range of different NCDs to share their views, take action, and drive change.
NCDs – mainly cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases and cardiovascular diseases such as RHD – are the most common cause of death and disability worldwide.
The initiative aims to consult people living with NCDs from across the world until the 31st August, 2017, to identify the common issues faced, main recommendations for action, and to understand how people living with NCDs would like to be meaningfully involved in the NCD response.
This widespread consultation will result in the Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs to be launched at the Global NCD Alliance Forum in Sharjah in December 2017.
Cristina Parsons Perez, NCD Alliance Capacity Development Director: "The Advocacy Agenda will build on the knowledge and first-hand experiences of people living with NCDs and will articulate the advocacy issues of importance to those affected. It will be used in advocacy efforts across the world directed at improving NCD prevention and control and will be updated on a regular basis. The Advocacy Agenda will also support advocacy efforts towards the 2018 United Nations High-level Meeting on NCDs".
You can help build the Advocacy Agenda of People living with NCDs by: hosting a community conversation, promoting the online consultation and amplifying advocacy messages.
Find out more about how you can be involved by visiting the NCD Alliance website.