Who We Are

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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News & Events

Call for proposals: NCD Child Secretariat

NCD Child is seeking a Secretariat to operate effective  January 1, 2020 for a period of 3 years, with the potential for renewal thereafter. Organizations interested in learning more about the Secretariat’s role are encouraged to schedule a telecon with a member of the NCD Child Executive Committee for additional background on NCD Child, the requested scope of the Secretariat, and details on the proposal process. To schedule an informational call, please email ncdchild@aap.org by May 22, 2019. 

NCD Child Young Leaders Program

Following the 2019 Global NCD Forum on Children and Youth, participants identified a need to raise the voices and visibility of young people as decision-makers in NCD policymaking and program design. In response, NCD Child is launching the first-ever Young Leaders Program to meet this need through facilitating an annual global health leadership incubator for youth aimed to hone their capacities and contributions in international NCD control and prevention policy processes.  Applications are due April 25, 2019.

One Young World – Scholarships!

Through the Young Health Program (YHP), AstraZeneca works to engage and empower young people with information so that they can make healthy choices today that will lead to better health later in life.


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. 

Sharjah Declaration: NCD Forum on Children & Youth

Declaration from 2019 Global NCD Forum on Children & Youth