As the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, multilateral agencies and governments are implementing measures to contain the spread and protect the public, health systems and economies. Measures include “lockdowns,” which restrict the movement of individuals and fundamentally change how cities, organisations and businesses are operating. Furthermore, emerging evidence shows many intersections between COVID-19 and NCDs, with people living with NCDs and other chronic conditions being more vulnerable to the virus. In addition, people living with NCDs (PLWNCDs) are likely to experience obstacles and additional strains in managing their conditions daily, due to health systems buckling under the pressure of COVID-19 and the physical distancing and stay-at-home measures.

As a global organisation, the NCD Alliance’s response to COVID-19 has included efforts to collate information, guidance and expertise across our network, including national and regional NCD alliances and other NCDA members (find more here). In order to  enhance our offering of resources and support to our network, we are conducting this short survey to better understand how COVID-19 is impacting civil society organisations, their work, and to understand current needs, challenges and opportunities to more effectively navigate these complex times.

Please make sure that only one person from your organisation or NCD alliance responds to this survey. All information collected will be kept confidential and anonymised once aggregated. The survey will close on Monday 04 May 2020 at 5pm UK.

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* 1. Organisation/NCD alliance name

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* 2. Contact person name and email

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* 3. Geographic area of work (based on WHO regions) (select only one)

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* 4. If you work with and or collaborate with people living with NCDs, how has your work with PLWNCDs been impacted by COVID-19?

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* 5. What are some of the immediate challenges your organisation or NCD alliance is facing due to COVID-19? (Select all that apply)

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* 6. What are some of the ways in which your organisation or NCD alliance has addressed COVID-19 impact and restrictions so far?

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* 7. What level of disruption do you expect COVID-19 will have on your work as an organisation or NCD alliance in the following 1-3 months? (Select only one)

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* 8. What are some of the challenges your organisation or NCD alliance is likely to face in the next 6 months due to COVID-19? (Select all that apply)

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* 9. (Respond if you are a national or regional NCD alliance) Has your NCD alliance been able to advance on its coalition building efforts in light of COVID-19 (e.g. through increased coordination between members, connecting with other external stakeholders)?

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* 10. How has your organisation or NCD alliance adapted its advocacy activities in light of COVID-19? (Select all that apply)

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* 11. What are the top challenges for NCDs your country or region is expected to face in the coming months due to COVID-19? (Select all that apply)

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* 12. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements on the response to COVID-19?

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Governments have given NCD civil society the opportunity to provide input into the COVID-19 response.
Media outlets have sufficiently featured NCDs and the specific needs of people living with NCDs in their coverage of COVID-19.
Multilateral agencies (e.g United Nations, World Health Organization, etc) have sufficiently included NCDs and the specific needs of people living with NCDs in the COVID-19 response.
(Respond if you are a national organisation or national NCD alliance) My government has sufficiently included NCDs and the specific needs of people living with NCDs in the COVID-19 response.

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* 13. Is your organisation or NCD alliance aware of any disruption of treatment and/or care for people living with NCDs, blockage in access to NCD medicines and other supplies, or other constraints in your health systems due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 14. Do you have any examples of how governments are supporting or undermining NCD prevention efforts in the context of COVID-19 and their response to the epidemic (e.g. facilitating the purchase of fresh food, involving unhealthy commodity industries to support government efforts against COVID-19, etc.)?

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* 15. Are there any specific needs that your organisation or NCD alliance has in responding to the implications and restrictions due to COVID-19?

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* 16. Which of the following resources provided by NCDA to its members do you think can support your response to the current situation the most? Please select up to three.

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* 17. How else do you think the NCDA can support its members to face the challenges posed by COVID-19?

Many thanks for completing the survey!
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