New report from NCD Child examines the global prevalence, disability, and mortality of NCDs in children, adolescents, and young people.
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.
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Latin America’s war on obesity could be a model for U.S.
One country and one strategy at a time, the region has pushed back against sugary beverages and ultra-processed foods in an effort to escape the obesity epidemic that has overtaken the United States. Infectious diseases are still the leading causes of death in developing countries, but as economies grow, Western lifestyle factors such as smoking, high-fat diet, obesity and lack of exercise are emerging public health problems.
A World Health Assembly Experience: From Youth for Health
We never know what opportunities await us. In 2014, I took part in a Model United Nations, a sort of educational simulation of the workings of the World Health Organization (WHO) in my home country, Indonesia. In 2016, I wrote a thesis on global health, mentioning the World Health Assembly (WHA). Three years later, to my amazement, I was attending the real WHA.
Children & Non-Communicable Disease: Global Burden Report 2019
The Children & Non-Communicable Disease: Global Burden Report 2019 from NCD Child is the first publication summarizing the current prevalence, disability, and mortality of NCDs in children, adolescents, and young people using data from the World Health Organization, Global Burden of Disease (Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation), and other sources.
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