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 and 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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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.
New Economist Research on NCD Prevention and Youth
The EIU research, Addressing non-communicable diseases in adolescence, assesses how ten representative countries of different income levels are addressing the challenges associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among adolescents.