World Bank-hosted Knowledge Exchanges bring National NCDI Poverty Commissions and Groups together with leaders and subject experts from the global Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission and the World Bank. Each monthly Exchange features presentations and discussion around topics critical to addressing NCDIs of poverty.
Knowledge Exchange 1
The first Knowledge Exchange focused on discussion of Global Burden of Disease analysis at the national level. It brought together over 30 participants representing all 11 National NCDI Poverty Commissions and Groups to convene with representatives from World Bank headquarters and country offices. The Exchange featured a presentation on Global Burden of Disease analyses from Harvard Medical School research associate Matthew Coates, and Co-Chair of the Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission, Gene Bukhman. The Exchange was was moderated by Patrick Lumumba Osewe, Global Lead of the Healthy Societies Global Solutions Group at the World Bank, and Neil Gupta of Clinical Director of NCD Synergies.
Knowledge Exchange 2
The second knowledge exchange brought together national NCDI Poverty Commissions to discuss strategies for priority-setting and baseline coverage of interventions for NCDs and injuries among the poorest billion. Lancet NCDI Poverty Commissioner Ole Norheim presented on a priority setting framework incorporating cost-effectiveness analysis; priority to the worst off - both in terms of poverty and of severity of disease; and consideration of Financial risk protection. Following Dr. Norheim, Daniel Cotlear of the World Bank presented on priority setting in relation to Universal Health Coverage. The exchange concluded with discussion of the Nepal NCDI Poverty Commission's work examining the cost effectiveness of the Nepalese government's provision of free cardiac care for children.
Knowledge Exchange 3
The third Knowledge Exchange, Financing and fiscal space analysis to address NCDs and injuries of the poorest billion, was held on 18 January 2017. Lancet NCDI Poverty Commissioner Rachel Nugent and research associate Andrea Feigl presented preliminary research on donor sources for NCDIs of poverty at the global level. Netsanet Workie of the World Bank shared information on strategies for assessing and increasing fiscal space for health at the national level. Discussion covered the value of integration of NCDI interventions into priority health platforms such as maternal and child health.
Knowledge Exchange 4
The fourth World Bank-hosted Knowledge Exchange brought together representatives of 10 National NCDI Poverty Commissions/Groups to hear from the Ethiopia and Malawi NCDI Poverty Commissions on their progress, findings, and challenges thus far in development. Attendees joined the Exchange both in person at World Bank county offices and via WebEx from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nepal, Rwanda, Tanzania, the United Kingdom and the United States. Leaders of the Ethiopia and Malawi Commissions described the methods they had used, the challenges they had faced, and the progress they had made in assessing the burden of NCDs and injuries in their countries, identifying the most prevalent and severe conditions, and prioritizing and costing interventions to address those conditions.
Knowledge Exchange 5
The fifth World Bank-hosted Knowledge Exchange took place on 14 June 2017. It featured three presentations and accompanied periods of discussion. First Co-Chair of the Nepal NCDI Poverty Commission, Dr. Bhagawan Koirala, presented on the Nepal Commission’s research progress and discussed innovative delivery models/policies the Nepalese government is using to address NCDIs of poverty. Matthew Coates of the Program in Global NCDs and Social Change at Harvard Medical School then discussed uses for in-country HDSS site data and shared preliminary results examining the relationship between verbal autopsy from the INDEPTH Network and multi-dimensional socioeconomic status (SES) data. Finally, Dr. David Watkins of University of Washington and the Disease Control Priorities Network (DCP) presented uses for the DCP’s third disease control priorities evidence publication, DCP-3, to address the NCDIs of Poverty.