When the Government of Mongolia proposed to make non-communicable diseases and injuries (NCDIs) a key component of its MCC compact, no one could have foreseen that it would provide a model for other countries to follow. But over the past five years, the MCA- Mongolia Health Project has proved to be a leader in tackling NCDIs, and the source of many useful lessons about addressing this rising threat to the health of nations.
The success of the Health Project is testimony to the value of thinking strategically about health, both for its own sake and as a means of supporting economic growth. Rather than dealing exclusively with clinical concerns and seeking “quick fixes,” the project proceeded carefully and systematically to build on the country’s existing strengths, engaging not just with the health system but with the citizens themselves.
As this publication shows, the... Read more