American Academy of Pediatrics/Healthy Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 64,000 pediatricians and pediatric medical and surgical specialists dedicated to the health of all children. The AAP is the current Secretariat of NCD Child.

AstraZeneca Young Health Programme

AstraZeneca’s Young Health Programme has a unique focus on young people and primary prevention of the most common non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart and respiratory disease. Working with other expert organisations and combining on the ground programmes, research and advocacy, it targets the risk behaviours such as tobacco use, alcohol abuse and unhealthy eating that can lead to these diseases in adulthood. A particular focus is placed on working with marginalised young people.

Caring & Living as Neighbours (CLAN)

CLAN is an Australian-based, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), approved by AusAID for Overseas Aid Gift Deductibility Status (OAGDS) and the Australian Taxation Office for Tax Deductibility Status. CLAN is dedicated to the dream that all children living with chronic health conditions in resource-poor countries of the world will enjoy a quality of life on par with that of their neighbors’ children in wealthier countries.


Caritas and its fellow Catholic and partner organizations are stepping up their fight against non-communicable diseases with practical programs on the ground. Caritas is also raising its worldwide voice to advocate for governments to change their health policies and to pay more attention to chronic illnesses. Investing in the battle against non-communicable diseases is investing in the future health of our world.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency that conducts and supports health promotion, prevention and preparedness activities in the United States with the goal of improving overall public health.


Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.

Healthy Caribbean Coalition

The Healthy Caribbean Coalition is a civil society alliance established to combat chronic diseases (NCDs) and their associated risk factors and conditions.

International Diabetes Federation

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 230 national diabetes associations in 170 countries and territories. It represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk.

International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA)

The International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) is a non governmental organization representing associations of medical students. It was founded in May 1951, and currently maintains 127 member organizations from 119 countries on six continents. IFMSA envisions a world in which all medical students unite for global health and are equipped with the knowledge, skills and values to take on health leadership roles locally and globally.

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. The mission of the NCD Alliance is to combat the NCD epidemic by putting health at the center of all policies.

NCD Free

NCDFREE is a global social movement for a world without preventable noncommunicable diseases.


T1International is an advocacy organization, working towards adequate access to insulin, diabetes supplies, medical care and education for all people living with type 1 diabetes. T1International raises awareness, campaigns, and supports and collaborates with an extensive network of individuals and organizations on the ground that are working to make life better for people with type 1 diabetes.


The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund is a United Nations program headquartered in New York City that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

Union for International Cancer Control

Founded in 1933 and based in Geneva, UICC’s growing membership of over 800 organizations across 155 countries, features the world’s major cancer societies, ministries of health, research institutes and patient groups. Together with its members, key partners, the World Health Organization, World Economic Forum and others, UICC is tackling the growing cancer crisis on a global scale.

World Heart Federation

The World Heart Federation is dedicated to leading the global fight against cardiovascular disease (CVD) – including heart disease and stroke - with a focus on low- and middle-income countries, via a united community of more than 200 member organizations. It aligns its efforts around the World Health Organization’s related target of reducing premature CVD mortality of 25% by 2025. With its members, the World Heart Federation works to build global commitment to addressing cardiovascular health at the policy level, generates and exchanges ideas, shares best practice, advances scientific knowledge and promotes knowledge transfer to tackle cardiovascular disease- the number one killer. It is a growing membership organization that brings together the strength of cardiac societies and heart foundations from more than 100 countries.

World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations’ system. WHO experts produce health guidelines and standards, and help countries to address public health issues. WHO also supports and promotes health research. 

WHO Global Coordination Mechanism/NCD

The WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on prevention and control of NCDs (GCM/NCD) was established by the WHO Director-General on 15 September 2014. The scope and purpose of the GCM/NCD is to enhance the coordination of activities, multi-stakeholder engagement and action across sectors in order to contribute to the implementation of the WHO Global NCD Action Plan.

Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network

The Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN) is a global multidisciplinary community dedicated to policy analysis, advocacy and social change for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which include 
cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease.