Funding for expanded chronic disease prevention and treatment cloud is a major concern as the global health community prepares for this fall's UN NCD Summit. From June 17 to June 24, experts and professionals working to find funding for non-communicable diseases in resource-limited settings will take up these questions around costs, funding, and priority shifting in a virtual panel discussion.
Panelists will start off the discussion by responding to the following initial questions
• What are some of the financial challenges for governments and international institutions in addressing NCDs?
• What are the donors’ roles regarding NCDs, what should different types of donors be contributing, and how can advocates raise awareness about NCDs funding?
• How might donors work with governments and health implementers to promote NCD prevention, care and treatment? What do we know and what should we know about how service integration and health system strengthening can be used to address NCDs?
• Can you share examples of integrated service delivery, health insurance schemes, or innovative partnerships that offer lessons for NCD program and funding development?
• Rachel Nugent, PhD, senior research scientist in the Department of Global Health at University of Washington
• Miriam Rabkin, MD, MPH, Director for Health Systems Strengthening at ICAP Columbia and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
• Sumi Mehta, Senior Technical Manager, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
• Brian Bilchik, MD, Director of ProCor
• Charlanne Burke, Senior Associate, and Robert Marten, Associate at the Rockefeller Foundation
• Kyle Peterson, Managing Director at FSG Social Impact Consultants
• Representatives from The Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network