CCAN recently joined the NCD Alliance Common Interest Group, a global network of civil society organizations with an interest in non-communicable diseases and their risk factors based in Geneva, Switzerland.

The NCD Alliance are a formal alliance of four international federations representing the four main NCDs outlined in the World Health Organization’s 2008-2013 Action Plan for NCDs – cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease. These conditions share common risk factors (including tobacco use, physical inactivity and unhealthy diets) and also share common solutions, which provide a mutual platform for collaboration and joint advocacy.

By working together from the global to the local level in an alliance representing nearly 900 national member associations, we bring a united voice to the global campaign for non-communicable diseases.

The NCD Alliance’s long term objectives include:

  1. NCD / disease national plans for all
  2. A tobacco free world
  3. Improved lifestyles
  4. Strengthened health systems
  5. Global access to affordable and good quality medicines and technologies
  6. Human rights for people with NCDs

To learn more, please visit the NCD Alliance website at