How NCD-RisC functions
NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) is a network of health scientists around the world that provides rigorous and timely data on risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) for 200 countries and territories. The group works closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO), through the WHO Collaborating Centre on NCD Surveillance and Epidemiology at Imperial College London. NCD-RisC pools high-quality population-based data using advanced statistical methods, designed specifically for analysing NCD risk factors. The Collaboration currently has data from over 2,000 population-based surveys from 189 countries since 1957, with nearly 25 million participants whose risk factor levels have been measured.
NCD-RisC is coordinated by the WHO Collaborating Centre on NCD Surveillance and Epidemiology at Imperial College London, and by its Director, Professor Majid Ezzati. NCD-RisC members are researchers and practitioners from a variety of fields and disciplines who re-analyse specific population-based data that are eventually included in the Collaboration’s pooling analyses. They come from all regions of the world, and are indicated on the map below by country of their primary institution (click on a dark blue coloured country to display a list of members below the map). To join NCD-RisC, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of the population-based data that you propose to re-analyse.