NCDI Poverty holds second meeting in Kigali, Rwanda
The second in-person meeting of the The Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion took place from September 28-30, 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. It brought together 14 global Commissioners and 16 national representatives from 11 countries. Over the course of three days the group reviewed working group progress, revisited key messages and the outline of the final report, heard updates from representatives of established or forming National Commissions/Groups. Read the blog post from NCD Synergies.
As one of the first products related to the NCDI Poverty Commission, researchers have recently released a paper which presents evidence that among the world's poorest populations, the burden of death and disability from CVD affects people at a much younger age than in high-income countries and is caused mainly by infectious and environmental risk factors. Read the blog post from NCD Synergies.
NCDI Poverty Commission holds first meeting in London
The first full meeting of the The Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion took place over three days in London in January 2016. It brought the 23 commissioners together to discuss the objectives, timeline, and work plan for the commission. Read the blog post from NCD Synergies.