Kigali • Rwanda

20-22 October 2024


Leadership on NCDs towards 2025 & beyond

Kigali • Rwanda • 20-22 October 2024

The 2024 Global NCD Alliance Forum will unite and mobilise noncommunicable disease (NCD) civil society to accelerate national, regional and global advocacy towards the 2025 UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs.

Christopher Agbega during a session at the 3rd Global NCD Alliance Forum
Kigali Convention Center
Participants during workshop at 3rd Global NCD Alliance Forum
2020 Global Forum participants

GLOBAL FORUM TO SPOTLIGHT LEADERSHIP and stimulate collective action

In 2024, the Global NCD Alliance Forum is organised under the theme ‘Leadership on NCDs towards 2025 & beyond’, bringing together 650 delegates from around the world to strategize, coordinate and unite ahead of next year’s UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs.

The Global NCD Alliance Forum is NCDA’s flagship convening event, held every two years to unite the NCD movement to promote knowledge exchange, share good practice and strengthen capacity to advocate for the prevention and control of NCDs. 

Co-hosted by the Rwanda NCD Alliance, in collaboration with the Rwanda Ministry of Health and the Rwanda Biomedical Centre, delegates are invited to Kigali, Rwanda. Dubbed the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda is well known for its beauty, but also as a beacon of progress on health and NCDs within the region and globally, trailblazing renowned Universal Health Coverage reforms.

Taking place over three days from 20 to 22 October, the Forum will feature an official programme alongside a rich agenda of cultural activities and awareness-raising initiatives, including the opportunity to experience Kigali Car Free Day.

The Forum aims to elevate global and regional awareness of NCDs, accelerate collective action, unite civil society, promote evidence-based practices, and amplify the voices of people living with NCDs, driving commitment to prioritise NCDs in health and sustainable development agendas. 

Strategic partner

The 2024 Global NCD Alliance Forum is possible thanks to a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust logo

Programme streams


Encouraging bold action to advance policies and solutions aimed at promoting health, saving lives, and protecting rights.

Mobilise Sustainable Financing

Emphasizing the need to invest adequate, predictable, and sustained resources for NCDs, this theme explores various aspects of financing. 

Power Up

Focusing on strengthening communities to drive change in the NCD response.

Welcome message

A message from the Chairs of the Global Planning Committee.

“The Global NCD Alliance Forum is a timely and crucial opportunity to showcase best practice and help accelerate progress in tackling the NCD burden in Rwanda, across the region and globally.”

Monica Arora, Forum Co-chair

Monika Arora

President, NCDA

Kaushik Ramaiya

Chair, Global Planning Committee

RNCDA Chairperson Prof. Mucumbitsi Joseph

Joseph Mucumbitsi

Chairperson, Rwanda NCD Alliance

Our Speakers

A short introduction to the speakers and why their background should inspire participants’ confidence.

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Read the latest announcements, stories and updates.

Beatrice Champagne speaks at the 2020 Global NCD Alliance Forum

2024 plenary sessions announced

Newly published plenary session information offers the first look of the 2024 Global NCD Alliance Programme aiming to inspire leaders, mobilise financing and power up communities in preparation for 2025.

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NCDA Board in Kigali

Get ready for Kigali

The next Global NCD Alliance Forum will take place in Kigali, Rwanda from 20 to 22 October 2024, organised by the NCD Alliance (NCDA) in partnership with the Rwanda NCD Alliance as local host. The announcement was made during a meeting of the NCDA Board in Kigali this week.

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As a result of the Forum, I’m planning to hold my government accountable, and mobilise community support for action at the national level.

2020 Global NCD Alliance Forum delegate

Act on NCDs

We’ll be talking about the Global Week for Action here and driving user to the website.

Kigali Convention Center

Convening the NCD movement

Accelerating collective and multisectoral action on NCDs ahead of the 2025 UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs and within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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In collaboration with

With thanks to the Rwanda Ministry of Health and the Rwanda Biomedical Centre.

Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Health
Rwanda Biomedical Centre


Thanks to all of the supporters that have contributed to make this event possible.

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Kigali • Rwanda

20-22 October


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