Our aim is to empower PLWNCDs and create community advocates to educate others on the prevention of NCDs

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Need For Action

The need for action is clear: according to the WHO, Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs)’ mortality is projected be nearly as that due to communicable and maternal deaths combined in Africa by 2020, and to surpass them as the leading in Africa by 2030.

The myth that Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs) mostly affect the rich is long obsolete. Studies indicate that Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs) mortality rate is highest among the urban poor. They present one of the greatest challenges to Health and development in the 21st century. Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs) kill more poor people than rich and the costs of treatment especially buying medicines to many families compete with buying food and sending children to school.

Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs) are also strongly connected to communicable diseases where the prevalence of diabetes is much higher in people with tuberculosis, and Kaposi Sarcoma (a cancer) and cervical cancer the leading causes of death in people living with HIV/AIDS.

Our story

In 2010, the Uganda Cancer Society allied with the Uganda Heart Research Foundation and the Uganda Diabetes Association as a broader UNCDA. The alliance was formed to address common challenges across Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs) with the vision of “A society free of preventable Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs)”. Our mission is “To lead the civil society response against Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs) by placing people’s health at the center of the national agenda through advocacy, empowering and inspiring the population”. We also aim at preventing and controlling cancer, diabetes, heart and other Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs) through capacity building, resource mobilization, research, partnership and community empowerment in an effort to reach the global target of 25% reduction in Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs) by 2025. Uganda non-Communicable diseases Alliance(UNCDA) is a member of East Africa NCD Alliance.

Working with our guarantee a far-reaching response. We’re open to all types of partners to a discourse on how we can buttress the response to NCDs challenge.
Individuals can join us through membership to our alliance members: Uganda Diabetes Association, Uganda cancer Society and Uganda Heart Research Foundation.

What we do and where

The UNCDA uses targeted advocacy and outreach to advance action on prevention and control of NCDs in Uganda. We provide support to thousands of persons living with NCDs (PLWNCDs), work with a wide range of partners, organizations, institutions and leading NCDs experts to implement projects, connect new partners, and ensure that NCDs are a national Health priority. We are a unique alliance functioning both as an umbrella organization providing NCDs services through our partners to PLWNCDs. We’re in Kampala and 10 districts across all regions in Uganda.

Uganda NCD Alliance Board

  • Dr. Margret Okello Nyeko
  • Dr. Piloya Theresa
  • Dr. Charles Lugero
  • Ms. Eunice Namombwe
  • Ms. Evah Maureen Nalugwa
  • Ms. Rebecca Ikiriza Mayengo
  • Mr. Byansi Johnwilison Syagunya
  • Ms. Josephine Ejang
  • Ms. Harriet Namukwaya

Partners of UNCDA

Uganda non-Communicable diseases Alliance(UNCDA) believes in partnerships and working together as critical to success in fighting the Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) challenge

Our partners include;

  • Government-Ministry of Health,
  • Development Partners
  • Civil society Organizations,
  • Private sector
  • Academia

Working with our guarantee a far-reaching response. We’re open to all types of partners to a discourse on how we can buttress the response to Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs) challenge.

Individuals can join us through membership to our alliance members: Uganda Diabetes Association, Uganda cancer Society and Uganda Heart Research Foundation.

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