Katie Dain is the CEO of the NCD Alliance. Katie has worked with the NCD Alliance since its founding in 2009. Her experience includes organizational and strategic development; global advocacy and policymaking; and program design and capacity-building in low- and middle-income countries. Katie is widely recognized as a leading advocate and expert on NCDs, and has authored numerous papers and commentaries on global health and development policy issues.
Prioritizing prevention as part of a comprehensive national universal health coverage response can help avoid the financial and human cost that NCDs and other health issues have on people, communities, health systems, and economies. NCD Alliance explains.
Ahead of this week's WHO Global Dialogue on Partnerships for Sustainable Financing of NCD Prevention and Control, NCD Alliance CEO Katie Dain says there must be emphasis on exploring new financing streams to implement national responses to noncommunicable diseases — including blended finance, public-private partnerships, pooled funding structures, and innovative financing mechanisms.