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
8 weeks until the 2nd Global Week for Action on NCDs
As the 2nd Global Week for Action from 2-8 September 2019 gets closer, the NCD Alliance invites you to start sharing your plans for the week through enoughncds.com. Join in!
WHO updates essential medicines and diagnostics lists
WHO has updated its global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges, prioritize highly effective therapeutics, and improve affordable access with new essential medicines and diagnostics lists.
Young people at the helm of action on NCDs
The Global NCD Forum on Children and Youth showed how young people are affected by NCDs, and why policymakers need to take action. Held in late March 2019, over 60 advocates from 24 countries came together for two inspiring days in Sharjah, UAE for the first Global NCD Forum on Children and Youth, organized by the Friends of Cancer Patients and NCD Child.
Delivering healthy lives and well-being for women and girls
Young People will change Global Mental Health: A call to prioritize global action on mental health for young people
Young people under age 25 are least likely to access mental health services due to under detection, lack of awareness and help-seeking, and insufficient priority in policy frameworks. The policy brief speaks to ways of bridging the mental health support gap, and assist young people to gain access to mental health services at policy level.
Childhood Obesity Prevention: Youth-centered policy recommendations for country-level action
NCDs are a major burden for national and global development – posing a major threat to fulfilling the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goal 3 on health and well-being. Unhealthy diets and physical inactivity, two of the main risk factors of NCDs , have increased the prevalence of childhood obesity at an alarming rate. To shift this situation, governments need to design, implement and evaluate social, behavioural and financial interventions with a life-course approach.