|Session title||Building Sustainable Partnerships for Addressing the Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)|
|Coordinator||Prof. Winkler, Centre for Global Health, University of Oslo|
|Hosts||Prof. Moffat Nyirenda|
|Session abstract||Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for the greatest disease burden; both in terms of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and premature death (over 70% of deaths are occurring prematurely due to NCDs). Most of the burden lies with the low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where this epidemic is rising at unprecedented rates. Neurological disorders, particularly stroke and dementia, contribute the largest percentage of NCD burden. Health systems in LMICs, largely designed for episodic management of infectious diseases, are ill-prepared to care for this new epidemic of chronic diseases and the resulting multi morbidity from the double burden of disease (communicable and non-communicable). The NCD epidemic therefore poses a major threat to the already weak LMIC economies (with potential to reverse recent gains), unless innovative approaches are urgently taken to curb this epidemic.
In this panel, we will draw on the new NCD burden data 2016 (published in 2018), as well as local evidence in Uganda, to critically examine how these data and research can facilitate identification of gaps and inform policy making, development strategies and investments in development assistance for health.
We will discuss Norway’s recent inclusion of an NCD strategy in its development policies, as a case study of innovative partnership approach and leadership in tackling NCDs in LMICs. We will explore how LMICs, such as Uganda, can capitalize on and access this opportunity. We will also use this platform to inspire other high-income countries to follow Norway and to engage with firm commitments in the fight against NCDs in LMICs.
|Panel Discussion 4||Workshop||Plenary|
|Chairs||Co-chair, Prof. Moffat Nyirenda
Co-chair, Prof. Andrea Winkler
Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu
|Honorable Minister of Primary Health Care of Ugandafirstname.lastname@example.org||Confirmed|
Dr. Bente Mikkelsen
|Director of the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life-course, World Health Organization,||email@example.com||Invited|
|Speaker 3||WHO-AFRO Representative|
|Speaker 4||Norwegian government official TBA|
Dr. Maggie Kigozi
|Former Executive Director of the Uganda Investment Authority|
Prof. Richard Idro
|Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, Honorary Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Neurologist, Mulago hospital, Kampala, Ugandafirstname.lastname@example.org|
Dr. Ann Rose Akiteng
|Coordinator of the Lancet Commission for NCDs Uganda||Confirmed|
|President, African Development Bank|
|Speaker 9||German State Secretary to the Minister of Economic Cooperation|