The Program in Global Noncommunicable Disease and Social Change is dedicated to developing strong ties with institutions and organizations that share its goals, including national and international governmental and nongovernmental agencies and postgraduates. We have an established Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with WHO AFRO and this ongoing relationship culminated in the adoption of a regional PEN-Plus strategy to address severe NCDs at first-level referral health facilities at the WHO/AFRO Regional Committee Meeting on 23 August 2022. This denotes exciting progress in the growing support for and implementation of our PEN-Plus strategy.
In addition, we collaborate with disease specific organizations such as World Diabetes Foundation (WDF), International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Society of Hematology (ASH), Children’s HeartLink, Sickle Cell Africa Consortium, REDAC Network, the Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR), NCD Alliance, and many others striving to provide research, training, resources, patient care, and support to the world’s most vulnerable.
We also work daily with the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane and the Mozambique Institute for Health Education and Research to serve as the Co-Secretariat of the NCDI Poverty Network. The founding members of the Network include National NCDI Poverty Commissions from 22 countries. Commissions are comprised of ministry of health staff as well as academics, non-governmental organizations, civil society groups, clinicians and PEN-Plus implementing