East African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance

The East African NCD Alliance was formed in 2015 as an umbrella union of national Non-Communicable Diseases Alliances (NCDs) from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zanzibar. The member National Alliances are united by the overarching goal of working towards the prevention and control of NCDs in their respective countries. They are each constituted by a strong membership of the different national societies of non-communicable diseases (such as Cancer Societies, Diabetes Associations, Cardiovascular Disease Associations), patients associations and other civil society organizations working in the area of non-communicable diseases.

The EANCDA is currently working to strengthen the institutional capacity of NCD Alliances and regional NCD collaboration. At the same time, it is working to support governments, regional institutions like the East African Community and WHO Africa Region and other NCD civil society to increase the response to NCDs. Our main goal is to create regional, concerted efforts for prevention and control of NCDs.