What we do and our approach

WDF’s work is divided into two intervention areas - Care and Primary Prevention - supported by Advocacy

Guiding Principles governing our work

Integrated care

In the context of NCDs, integrated health services are implemented in a way that ensures people living with NCDs receive a full continuum of health care. This includes health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, disease management, rehabilitation and palliative care services, coordinated across the different levels and sites of care within and beyond the health sector, and according to people’s needs and throughout the life-course. Models for integration should fit local contexts.
(WHO definition adopted during the 69th WHA, May 2016)

Life-course approach

An approach to health that considers the entire lifespan aims to maintain individuals' wellness at every age. This is achieved by catering to their specific needs, guaranteeing access to healthcare services, and protecting their fundamental human right to health throughout their lives.
(WHO, 2023)

Universal health coverage

All people should have access, without discrimination, to nationally determined sets of the needed health services (including prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation) and affordable and effective medicines while also ensuring that the use of these services does not expose the user to financial hardship, particularly for those who are vulnerable or in vulnerable situations. 
(from the Universal Declaration on the UHC, September 2019)