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.
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.
UNESCO projections show countries are off track in meeting their education commitments for 2030
Almost five years since the UN adopted Sustainable Development Goals for the target date of 2030, UNESCO projections show that the countries of the world will fail to meet the educational commitments of that agenda, Sustainable Development Goal 4, unless there is serious progress over the coming decade.
‘Climate apartheid’: UN expert says human rights may not survive
Philip Alston, UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said the impacts of global heating are likely to undermine not only basic rights to life, water, food, and housing for hundreds of millions of people, but also democracy and the rule of law.
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.
Call to Action: Essential Medicines & Equipment
Call to Action describing the roles of key stakeholders in ensuring young people and their families have optimal access to appropriate EME.
Plan UK Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Adolescents
This new report from Plan UK highlights outlines the need to urgently tackle the drivers of ill-health that are established in childhood and adolescence.
Happy New Year from NCD Child
Check out the latest version of the NCD Child Newsletter. This edition includes a Note from the Chair and an update on NCD Child's pre-forum at the Global NCD Alliance Forum.