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  • The Global Asthma Network strives for a world where no-one suffers from asthma

  • The Global Asthma Network is the asthma surveillance hub for the world

  • The Global Asthma Network researches ways of reducing the burden of asthma

  • The Global Asthma Network promotes access to appropriate asthma management

  • The Global Asthma Network stimulates and encourages capacity building in LMICs

  • The Global Asthma Network strives to ensure access to quality-assured essential asthma medications

  • The Global Asthma Network raises the profile of asthma as a major NCD

NCD Organisations

NCD Alliance

The NCD Alliance was founded by four international NGO federations representing the four main NCDs – cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease. Together with other major international NGO partners, the NCD Alliance unites a network of over 2,000 civil society organizations in more than 170 countries.

NCD Alliance Plan for the United Nations High Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (Summary Version).

United Nations Summit on NCDs

Political Declaration of the UN High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs): Key Points

NCD Alliance United Nations Summit Press Release

Non-Communicable Diseases and Millennium Development Goals

Proposed Outcomes Document for the UN Summit

NCD Alliance Proposed Outcomes document Summary

Policy Briefs page


The United Nations (UN) is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. Website

High-level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases

UN Summit Press release

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

Resolution Press Release

Millennium Development Goals


The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. WHO Website

WHO Resources

WHO have a number of useful resources in the fight against NCDs.

The Lancet

The Lancet NCD Action Group is an informal collaboration of academics, practitioners, and civil society organisations

7 December 2013 Global health 2035: a world converging within a generation Volume 382, Issue 9908, Pages 1898 - 1955

February 2013. The Lancet Non-Communicable Diseases Series 2013. The Lancet 2013; Volume 381, Issue 9866-67

July 2011. UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases: addressing four questions The Lancet 2011; Volume 378, Issue 9789, Pages 449 - 455

July 2011. Answering four questions for the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs. (Summary)

April 2011. Priority actions for the non-communicable disease crisis. The Lancet 2011; Volume 377, Issue 9775, Pages 1438 - 1447

April 2011. Priority actions for the NCD crisis (Summary).

November 2010. The Lancet 2010 series on chronic diseases and development. The Lancet 2010, Volume 376, Iss 9753-9755.


The Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) is a civil society alliance to combat chronic diseases (NCDs) and their associated risk factors and conditions. The alliance was established following a Caribbean civil society led conference on chronic diseases, entitled Healthy Caribbean 2008 - a wellness revolution conference.

The mission of the HCC is to harness the power of civil society, in collaboration with government, private enterprise, academia, and international partners, as appropriate, in the development and implementation of plans for the prevention and management of chronic diseases among Caribbean people.

The Healthy Caribbean Coalition has launched their report: A Civil Society Regional Status Report: Responses to NCDs in the Caribbean Community, which aims to understand and assess the Caribbean response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) from a civil society perspective.

Read the report
Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) website

Other NCD Organisations

NCD Child

NCD Child is a global multi-stakeholder coalition, championing the rights and needs of children, adolescents and youth who are living with, at risk of developing or affected by NCDs.

NCD Child works together with other partners to ensure that issues related to NCDs, children, adolescents and youth are equitably addressed and prioritised in global and national health policy and development agendas.

NCD Child Website

NCD Child Targets Document

Key Recommendations to the WHO Working Group on NCD Targets

Centre for Global NCDs

The Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) is the central hub for global NCD research within The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), creating a reference point for researchers and policy makers by bringing together the range of expertise which currently exists with a global focus on NCDs.



The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

OECD Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) page

Health at a Glance: Europe 2012
Information from the Global Asthma Report 2011 has been quoted in the latest OECD health report "Health at a Glance: Europe 2012".download

OECD identifies a need for better prevention and management for chronic diseases, such as more

OECD Family database

This database currently (version December 2012) includes 67 indicators under four main dimensions: (i) structure of families, (ii) labour market position of families, (iii) public policies for families and children and (iv) child outcomes, including asthma:

Child Outcomes/Child health/CO1.6 Disease-based indicators: Prevalence of diabetes and asthma among children (.pdf) | (.xls)

The Union

The mission of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is to bring innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle-income populations. With close to 3,000 organisations and individuals who are committed to the same goals, The Union has its headquarters in Paris and offices serving the Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America and South-East Asia regions. Its scientific departments focus on tuberculosis, HIV, lung health and non-communicable diseases, tobacco control and research.



A global social movement against non-communicable disease (diabetes, heart disease, cancer and lung Disease) initiated by Sandro Demaio and Giuseppe Demaio, the Young Professional Chronic Disease Network and Local Peoples. NCDFree promotes young health leaders from developing countries including Kenya, Bangladesh and Mongolia, who are working at the community level to address the enormous and growing burden of NCDs. Inspiring, health innovators from the frontline who will help us connect with a new audience; dispelling the myths of NCDs and helping people worldwide understand the key facts.