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Glob Heart. 2016 Dec;11(4):371-374. doi: 10.1016/j.gheart.2016.10.027.

A Chronology of Global Assistance Funding for NCD.

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Global Non-communicable Diseases, RTI International, Seattle, WA, USA. Electronic address:


Funding from the global community for noncommunicable disease (NCD) prevention and control in developing countries is miniscule-dwarfed by donor support for communicable diseases, maternal and child health, and other traditional health concerns in low-income countries. Yet, NCD now constitute the bulk of illness and deaths in low-income countries with, to date, only a small uptick in donor funding evident as a response. This paper describes recent magnitude and trends in the development of assistance for NCD; identifies the main sources among the 3 groupings of multilateral, bilateral, and private philanthropic funders; and discusses issues in tracking NCD donor funding, and challenges to mobilizing donor funding for NCD. Finally, it concludes with a more (slightly) optimistic outlook.

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