Global NCD Scorecard

18 Nov 2019
Sarah Clarke

Global NCD Scorecard

Can we measure the global response to chronic disease?

The answer is yes – using our Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) Global Scorecard to measure countries’ responses to addressing chronic disease.


Scorecard overview

Launched: September 2015

Partners: C3, INCAP and GRAND South

# representatives interviewed: 429

# countries measured: 23

# indicators used: 51

Types of indicators: governance, risk-factor control, research & surveillance, health-systems readiness

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A method for civil society to track progress on chronic disease

Scorecard asked 429 representatives of government, academia, NGOs, and the private sector how their 23 countries are addressing NCDs in practice. 51 indicators were used, covering governance, risk-factor control, research and surveillance, and health-systems readiness.

Our work on Scorecard began in 2013 in partnership with the Instituto de Nutrición de Centroamérica y Panamá (INCAP) and GRAND (Global Research Against NCD) South. Scorecard successfully launched in September 2015.

The Scorecard results were presented to Central American health ministers – who found it useful, and would like the Scorecard repeated.

The NCD Alliance invited C3 to share the Scorecard at a WHO Stakeholder Forum in 2016, organised during the First Global Meeting of National NCD Programme Managers and Directors.

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