Description/achievement of initiative
2010: Medtronic Foundation commits to support key planning and advocacy activities on a global scale, to ensure that the UN General Assembly Special Session on Non-Communicable Diseases (UN Summit), taking place in September of 2011, is successful in catalyzing global efforts toward NCDs, especially with regard to the care and treatment of the most vulnerable populations including women and children. To do so, Medtronic will fund activities of the NCD Alliance and two of its federations (World Heart Federation and International Diabetes Federation), to ensure that they are able to: 1) Advocate for a strong, unified civil society NCD movement 2) Mobilize global public support to influence the UN Summit to adopt key outcomes; 3) Define a global plan for NCDs and share innovative solutions and best practice; 4) Make the business case for investing in NCDs; 5) Promote health systems & solutions for NCD prevention & treatment.
Medtronic will fund activities of the NCD Alliance and two of its federations.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure