About NCD Diaries

The NCD Diaries use rich and immersive multimedia approaches to share lived experiences to drive change, using a public narrative framework.

As part of the Our Views, Our Voices initiative, the NCD Diaries are a participatory, community-based and multimedia storytelling project that illustrates individual lived experiences and highlights their calls for action on NCDs.

NCD Diaries

The NCD Diaries project supports individuals to share their lived experiences of NCDs, drawing on their unique local contexts, challenges faced and their aspirations and recommendations to drive change on NCDs.

NCDA will support individuals in contextualising their lived experiences of NCDs while reflecting on the key pillars of the Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs listed below. Diarists will also be encouraged to crystallise and put forward their calls for action on NCDs through the narrative of their NCD Diaries.

NCD Diaries

NCD Diaries

NCD Diaries can be created in three formats: visual, written and spoken word/podcast. The visual storytelling format features a series of up to 5 images that represent the real and personal experiences of people living with NCDs and their interaction with the healthcare system, local context and community as well as their vision for change. The written format is a collection of three diary entries exploring their experiences, challenges of living with NCDs and their recommendations for change. The podcast format is a series of three episodes where diarists share their experiences and challenges of living with NCDs, their local context, community interactions and calls to action in a conversational manner either in first person or in conversation with others.

NCD Diaries and Themes

Each series of NCD Diaries will have a thematic focus, drawing on the key pillars of the global Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs and, potentially, specific themes, depending on relevant global opportunities.

Themes of the Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs are as follows:

Human Rights and Social Justice
Treatment, Care and Support
Meaningful Involvement

As part of the selection process, potential diarists will indicate their preferred Diary formats. For the visual format, the photographic content should be developed in line with this theme. For the audio and text formats, at least one of the three Diary entries should incorporate reflections on the series theme.

Explore diaries

Visual Diary icon Nupur Lalvani

I choose to make a little difference

Podcast Diary icon Chris K. Agbega

How I lost and found my strength

Written Diary icon Diana Gittens

The sting of the stigma

The current theme is

The experience of living with multiple chronic conditions

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