Lilly NCD Partnership

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases account for 63% of all deaths, and four-fifths of these deaths occur in low and middle-income countries. Lilly NCD partnership aims to fight the rising burdens of NCD in emerging economies through research, data sharing and reporting, and advocacy.

Lilly NCD Partnership

In September 2011, Eli Lilly and Company launched the Lilly NCD Partnership, a $30 million investment over five years to fight the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in developing countries. NCDs are by far the leading cause of death in the world. Of the 57 million global deaths in 2008, 63 percent were due to NCDs. Eighty percent of all NCD deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. These chronic diseases—including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease—take lives, destroy opportunity, cause poverty, thwart development, and weaken communities. The partnership are currently working in health organizations in Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa—countries that suffer a large burden of NCDs—to develop effective, efficient and sustainable programs that can meaningfully improve health outcomes for those in need.


  • Eli Lilly and Company

    Goods Supplier, Independent/None
    Staff size: 10,000+

    Eli Lilly and Company, incorporated in 1901, discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells products, in one business segment, pharmaceutical products. The Company also has an animal health...

  • Project HOPE

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves....

  • Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

    India | Staff size: 51-100

    The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a public private initiative that has collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies including Indian and international...

  • Carlos Slim Health Institute (ICSS)

    Mexico | Staff size: 6-25

    The Carlos Slim Health Institute (ICSS) was established in 2007 through the initiative of Carlos Slim Helú to develop and fund programs that participate in solving the main health...

  • Population Services International (PSI)

    Implementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Population Services International PSI is a global health organization dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world by focusing on serious challenges like a lack of...

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Key Information

LocationLatin America and Caribbean, India, Brazil, South Asia, South Africa, Southern Africa
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 30 Million