NCD Child is a global multi-stakeholder coalition focused on the prevention, treatment, and management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in children, adolescents, and young people. NCD Child advocates for the inclusion of children, adolescents, and young people in the global NCD agenda; inclusion of child and adolescent NCD prevention in the Sustainable Developmental Goals; promotes both treatment and prevention for addressing the NCD burden; and supports the inclusion of youth and family voices in global and country planning for NCDs.
News & Events
World Health Assembly 73
NCD Child wholeheartedly endorses the WHA73 Pillar of achieving better health and well-being for one billion people worldwide. With the rising trends of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) globally, there is an increasing need to focus on the impact of chronic NCDs and the challenges they present for health and well-being.
Call for New Governing Council Members
NCD Child is pleased to announce a call for nominations to its Governing Council for youth (aged 18-30 years) and adult advocates and professionals (over age 30).
NCD Child New Secretariat Announcement
NCD Child is pleased to welcome the Centre for Global Child Health at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) as our new Secretariat. SickKids is a world-renowned paediatric institution and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to improving children’s health by integrating care, research and teaching.
Australia’s Scorecard on Noncommunicable Diseases in 2020
NCD Child takes action during the Global Week for Action on NCDs. Read the blog on Australia's NCD landscape by NCD Young Leader Sophie Manoy, in collaboration with NCD Child Governing Member Luis Encarnacion.
Mental Health Parity: A Way Forward for Canada
NCD Child takes action during the Global Week for Action on NCDs. Read the blog on mental health by NCD Young Leader Alex Kwok, in collaboration with NCD Child Governing Member Victoria Watson.
Childhood obesity: economic burden and inequities
NCD Child takes action during the Global Week for Action on NCDs. Read the blog on childhood obesity by NCD Young Leader Yuvreet Kaur, in collaboration with NCD Child Governing Member George Msengi.