Imagine a world where people find it easier to live healthy lives…
And where there are no premature or preventable deaths from chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Christine enjoyed an illustrious career in nursing, including many years as the CEO of the Royal College of Nursing and as president of the International Council of Nurses. But she came to realise that healthcare was intervening too late in a person’s life. This delay meant that people were suffering and dying from illnesses that could have been prevented.
In a time when healthcare was largely equated with disease and sickness, Christine made a bold decision: to shift the focus to prevention and wellbeing by addressing and their before people fall sick or need care.
We believe that preventing these diseases requires Collaboration between all of society to focus on the 3 risk factors that impact NCDs:
This includes addressing both the individual and environmental barriers to leading a healthier life.
We are pleased to see the increasing global recognition that prevention, NCDs and the risk factors are critical issues, especially with the inclusion of NCDs in the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015.
However, our work has become more urgent as the NCD epidemic escalates and health systems buckle under enormous financial demands.
We are known for the breadth of our work and openness to engagement with all sectors, which is evident by our past and current . We also specialise in projects with businesses, communities, workplace health and health professionals.