Fourth National Civil Society Consultation on Universal Health Coverage and Non-Communicable Diseases (Virtual)

Prioritising treatment, care and support for people living with NCDs within the National Universal Health Coverage context, through strategic multi-stakeholder engagement.

The Consultation was organised on February 15, 2021 and marked the release of A micro-documentary of people living with NCDs from India “Leaving no one behind-by-putting people first”.

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Advocacy

Our Views Our Voices

Our Voices Our Views is an initiative by NCD Alliance for meaningful involvement of people living with NCDs (PLWNCDs). Healthy India Alliance was a part of this global initiative, and organised five community conversations in India with PLWNCDs that aimed at understanding their needs, priorities and challenges in managing and combating NCDs. The outcome of the workshop was a global agenda of PLWNCDs developed through a grassroots, participatory consultation process, engaging 1893 people from 76 countries.

Second National Civil Society Consultation on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in India

The Healthy India Alliance (HIA) organised the ‘Second National Civil Society Consultation on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in India’ from July 11-12, 2017 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhin under the guidance of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India (MoHFW, GoI) and the WHO Country Office for India. The aim was to convene multi-sectoral stakeholders from various GoI ministries, UN partners and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), to discuss and deliberate on India’s national NCD response, with a specific focus on strategies and opportunities to strengthen the engagement of both health and non-health CSOs, as envisaged in the National Multisectoral Action Plan.  India Civil Society Status Report developed by the Healthy India Alliance was released in the consultation. The report highlights the policy successes, challenges and gaps. It also presents a roadmap for advancing government and civil society efforts on the prevention and control of NCDs in India

Second National Civil Society Consultation on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in India
Four Regional Consultations

Four Regional Consultations organised in 2017

Four Regional Consultations was organised in 2017 with an aim to bring the grass root level organisations on-board the Alliance and to seek their inputs in the development of guidelines to engage CSOs in the national NCD response. It enabled dissemination of global and national NCD policy updates to state partners. The consultations also fed into the draft Guidelines to engage CSOs in the National NCD response being developed by HIA for MoHFW, GoI. The consultations engaged both CSOs and state government officials in the discussions and were successful to achieve high level of participation from the respective NCD cells of the State Governments in each of the four regions. The consultations were successful in reaching out to 41 State level CSOs; working on NCD related issues, including non-health CSOs

National Civil Society Consultation on Non Communicable Diseases in India

The Healthy India Alliance organised the First National Civil Society Consultation on Non Communicable Diseases in India from 25th to 27th April, 2016 in New Delhi, in collaboration with the World Health Organization Country Office for India, the NCD Alliance and the American Cancer Society.

The objective of the consultation was to provide CSOs a combination of capacity building, information and networking sessions and facilitate a concrete way forward to augment CSO engagement for NCD prevention and control. The Consultation also sought to provide an interface between government; UN institutions like WHO, UNDP, UNICEF and civil society organisations, to develop strategic partnerships for achieving India’s national NCD targets, with the overarching goal of reducing premature NCD mortality by 25% by 2025.

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Multisectoral Participation

  • The Consultation saw participation of CSOs working in health and other allied sectors working on various aspects related to the prevention and control of NCDs.
  • Additionally, representatives from medical colleges, government agencies and other development and UN agencies participated in the Consultation.
  • The participation strength was approximately 90 for the 2.5 days Consultation.