In 2009, a follow-up meeting to advance this work was held in Entebbe, Uganda gathering both the African NCD Expert Group and the NCD Partner Forum. Following extensive deliberations amongst and between the two groups, it was agreed a Consortium, encompassing associations, organizations and individuals working on NCDs in the region, would be formed with the goal of addressing NCDs in sub-Saharan Africa through the concerted efforts of key players in the region.