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About the NCD Scorecard Project:

In 2011 the United Nations produced a declaration on reducing the burden of Non Communicable Disease (NCD), and this scorecard records how well the country is doing with its response.

Experts selected 51 indicators of progress. In each of 23 countries, representatives of government, non-governmental organisations-, academia, and the private sector have been asked to score performance. Respondents scored each indicator from 0 (no activity) to 3 (highly adequate).
The scorecard summary shows how well the country is doing with governance (plans and leadership), reducing risk factors (tobacco use, physical inactivity, poor diet, and the harmful use of alcohol), conducting research and surveillance of disease and risk factors, and responding to NCD through the health system.

Who has compiled the NCD Scorecard?

11 centres of GRAND South and collaborators in England, United States of America and Brazil have collected the evidence. GRAND [Global Research Against NCD] South is a network of 11 centres in low- and middle- income countries doing research, building capacity, and advising on policy in relation to NCD. There are four centres in Asia (China, Bangladesh, and two in India), three in Africa (Tunisia, Kenya, and South Africa), and four in Latin America (Mexico, Central America, Peru, and the Southern Cone). The network grew out of funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and UnitedHealth Group. All of the centres comprise multiple institutions and have links with universities in high income countries. Altogether the network covers some 20 countries and includes some 80 institutions. It may be the only research network for NCD led from the South.

The project has been led by Ana Victoria Roman from the Institut de Nutrición de Centro América (INCAP) in Guatemala.

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