After months of painstaking work, the result of the South African Civil Society NCDs Benchmarking exercise is out for your comment. While every effort has been taken to ensure that this draft is correct and supported by documentary evidence and other input, we apologise in advance for any errors.
We sincerely ask for your input to ensure it is as accurate as possible. Written input using the item number concerned is most welcome.

Click here to download  The attached draft copy of the SA Civil Society NCDs Benchmarking Exercise for your constructive comment and correction by 11 November 2014.
This NCD Benchmarking Exercise aims to assess the national capacity for responding to NCDs – from a civil society perspective.
It is framed to complement national reporting processes on NCDs, as well as WHO monitoring on NCDs.
It includes elements of the NCD national response/capacity that are not reflected in official government/WHO reporting, such as elements that relate to civil society organization engagement and capacity.

The benchmarking tool was developed in consultation with an expert working group of the NCD Alliance.
It is piloted as part of the NCD Alliance programme “Strengthening Health Systems, Supporting NCD Action” in Brazil, the Caribbean Community and South Africa.
The programme is funded by a generous grant from Medtronic Philanthropy.

Please return comments to Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson