Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
The global burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancers, chronic lung disease, and mental illness, is rising and health systems are adapting to these demographic and epidemiologic changes. Successful prevention, diagnosis, and management of chronic diseases require coordination of services over time and across disciplines and health systems designed to provide continuity of care.
Applying lessons learned from HIV scale-up, ICAP is working with countries around the world to accelerate programs for a range of chronic health conditions, leveraging investments in HIV services to improve prevention, care, and treatment of NCDs.
Key achievements include:
In Ethiopia, ICAP is partnering with the Ministry of Health to build on lessons HIV scale-up to strengthen chronic disease care and treatment.
In Swaziland, ICAP supports a public health and systems strengthening project that addresses HIV and NCDs.
In South Africa, ICAP and country partners are leveraging HIV scale up activities to strengthen services for NCDs.