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Table 3 Overview of bilateral donors’ policy statements about NCDs and NCD funding contributions in 2019

From: An analysis of policy and funding priorities of global actors regarding noncommunicable disease in low- and middle-income countries

Key bilateral donor Key policy document Funder policy statement about NCDs NCD funding Framing of NCDs
Donor’s contribution to DAH on NCDs in 2019 Donor’s internal allocation to NCD action in health funding portfolio in 2019
UK government UK Aid: Tackling Global Challenges in the National Interest, 2015 Policy does not have any statements about NCDs 8% (58 million) 1.7% (58 million of 3.5 billion)
US government National Security Strategy, 2017
USAID Policy Framework: Ending Need Foreign Assistance, 2019
Policy does not have any statements about NCDs 8% (57 million) 0.5% (57 million of 12 billion)
German government Shaping Global Health Taking Joint Action Embracing Responsibility: The Federal Government’s Strategy Paper, 2014 Policy has a statement about NCDs 4% (29 million) 1.4% (29 million of 2.1 billion) NCDs are identified as a global problem causing avoidable mortality and undermining opportunities for development, economic growth, social and political stability, and poverty reduction. Prevention and control of NCDs are explicitly stated under Policy Focus 3 “Expanding intersectoral cooperation – interaction with other policy areas.”
French government France’s Strategy for Global Health, 2017 Policy has a statement about NCDs 2% (11 million) 1.5% (11 million of 760 million) NCDs are recognised as a leading cause of mortality in the world and depleting health systems. NCDs are explicitly stated in Objective 1 under Priority 1. This objective aims to achieve UHC by promoting health systems that are accessible, durable, resilient, and of high quality using an integrated approach to communicable and noncommunicable diseases.
Canada government Government website (Canada’s efforts to promote global health) Website does not have any statements about NCDs 2% (17 million) 1.6% (17 million of 350 million)
Australian government Health for Development Strategy, 2015–2020 Policy has a statement about NCDs 1% (8.7 million) 2.5% (8.7 million of 350 million) The increasing burden of NCDs is indicated as a factor weakening health systems that are already struggling to deal with infectious diseases and provision of quality maternal, newborn, and child healthcare. NCDs are stated under Priorities 1 and 4, which aim to invest in countries’ core public health systems and capacities and improved access to clean water, sanitation, hygiene, and nutrition to prevent and control NCDs.