Prioritizing Health-Sector Interventions for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries in Low- and Lower-Middle Income Countries: National NCDI Poverty Commissions

Neil Gupta, Ana Mocumbi, Said H. Arwal, Yogesh Jain, Abraham M. Haileamlak,
Solomon T. Memirie, Nancy C. Larco, Gene F. Kwan, Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo, Gladwell Gathecha, Fred Amegashie, Vincent Rakotoarison, Jones Masiye, Emily Wroe, Bhagawan Koirala, Biraj Karmacharya, Jeanine Condo, Jean Pierre Nyemazi, Santigie Sesay, Sarah Maogenzi, Mary Mayige, Gerald Mutungi, Isaac Ssinabuly Ann R. Akiteng, Justice Mudavanhu, Sharon Kapambwe, David Watkins, Ole Norheim, Julie Makani, Gene Bukhman;
NCDI Poverty National Commissions Authorship Group; NCDI Poverty Network Secretariat

Health sector priorities and interventions to prevent and manage noncommunicable diseases and injuries (NCDIs) in low- and lower-middle-income countries (LLMICs) have primarily adopted elements of the World Health Organization Global Action Plan for NCDs 2013–2020. However, there have been limited efforts in LLMICs to prioritize among conditions and health-sector inter- ventions for NCDIs based on local epidemiology and contextually relevant risk factors or that incorporate the equitable distribution of health outcomes. The Lancet Commission on Reframing Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries for the Poorest Billion supported national NCDI Poverty Commissions to define local NCDI epidemiology, determine an expanded set of priority NCDI conditions, and recommend cost-effective, equitable health-sector interventions.