Global HIV/AIDS Efforts Provide Blueprint For Addressing NCDs

BMJ Opinion: Svetlana Axelrod and Katie Dain: A blueprint for tackling NCDs
Svetlana Axelrod, assistant director general for NCDs and mental health at the WHO, and Katie Dain, CEO of the NCD Alliance and commissioner on the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs, and both co-chairs of the WHO Civil Society Working Group on the Third United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs, discuss challenges to addressing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), writing, “We are at a tipping point. … By learning from the successes of the AIDS epidemic, this is our opportunity to learn from history and deliver justice to those needlessly suffering. We have the blueprint, now it’s time to act” (5/23).