Global NCD Initiative

Twitter Chat Announcement: “Non-Communicable Diseases: Co-Creating Solutions for Prevention and Treatment” with PSI, Intra Health International, and the Novartis Foundation Next Wed at 10, ET

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - What do cervical cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and hypertension have in common? They are three diseases that are largely preventable, easily screened for/diagnosed, and highly treatable with known therapies. Addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as these, is a problem we can solve if we work together.

Lilly NCD Partnership Fighting Diabetes in India

Blog

Our guest blogger is Professor D. Prabhakaran, Director of the Centre for Chronic Disease Control at the Public Health Foundation of India, a public-private initiative to find collaborative solutions to India’s public health challenges. PHFI is a lead partner in the Lilly NCD Partnership in India.

Medtronic Skills-based Volunteerism Pilot Tackles NCDs

Project Reflects Broader Trend in Corporate Volunteerism
Multimedia with summary

As noted in a recent Stanford Social Innovation Review blog, skills-based volunteerism is providing corporations with valuable cultural and business insights.

Medtronic Commits $6 Million to Address Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Care for Underserved in India

Building on More Than $1.2 Million in Health-Related Grants Already Awarded in India, the Medtronic Foundation Will Increase Annual Funding to Help Expand Access to Care.
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, November 12, 2012 /3BL Media/ - One year after the historic United Nations High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), Medtronic announced a five-year, $6 million (U.S.) philanthropic commitment in India to accelerate programs specifically designed to expand access to quality care and management of diabetes and heart disease, two of the world’s leading killers.   

Medtronic Foundation Grants Support Action on NCDs

Press Release

 Medtronic Answers United Nations’ Call for “International Commitment” to Non-Communicable Diseases 

Global Health Issues

Podcast series on the Noncommunicable Disease Health Challenge Facing the World
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Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) accounted for 63% of global deaths in 2008 -- 36 million people. NCD deaths are projected to increase by 15% globally between 2010 and 2020 – to 44 million. In this podcast series, Medtronic executives discuss how collaboration between the public and private sector is key to alleviating this global issue.
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Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) accounted for 63% of global deaths in 2008 -- 36 million people. NCD deaths are projected to increase by 15% globally between 2010 and 2020 – to 44 million. In this podcast series, Medtronic executives discuss how collaboration between the public and private sector is key to alleviating this global issue.
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