What is NCD Child?
NCD Child is a coalition of organisations and individuals that emerged from the Child-focused Working Group (CFWG) of the NCD Alliance. With the terms of reference of the CFWG ending following the September 2011 UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs there was a strong collective interest in continuing the efforts of the network, and NCD Child was subsequently launched to provide a platform for ongoing advocacy by CLAN (Caring & Living As Neighbours) - an Australian based Non-Government Organisation formally associated with the UNDPI/NGO) . In March 2012, an inaugural NCD Child Conference was co-convened by CLAN, the Public Health Institute (PHI) and the Global Health Council (GHC), and the resulting Oakland Statement was approved by acclamation at this international event. Since that time, NCD Child has continued to establish itself as a voice for the rights of children and adolescents at risk of, living with and affected by NCDs through the use of social media and broader participation in the global health and development discourse.
NCD Child sincerely thanks all those partners committed to the ongoing efforts of this network. Together we have the chance to effect genuine change, and ensure the Political Declaration of member states will be successfully translated from words to action for the children and adolescents of the world - and most particularly, for the poorest of the poor amongst them.