Non-communicable Disease Detection, Prevention and Elimination

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes, are currently the leading causes of death and disease burden worldwide, accounting for nearly 70% of all deaths globally. (Source: WHO). TEPHINET supports projects that strengthen surveillance systems for NCDs as well as prevent, detect, and correct modifiable risk factors.

Through funding from the CDC, TEPHINET has supported multiple initiatives to improve the prevention and control of NCDs through surveillance, capacity building and evidence generation. These include supporting the implementation of the HEARTS technical package of the Global Hearts Initiative and developing an FETP curriculum for cancer prevention and control in low- and middle-income countries.

Since 2010, TEPHINET has awarded and administered more than 100 NCD-focused mini-grants to FETP trainees and graduates across more than 30 countries. Mini-grant recipients analyze NCD surveillance data and produce reports to be used as the basis for improving NCD surveillance in country.