In an effort to support the youth NCD community during COVID-19 we have launched the #YouthCOVIDChat campaign on Twitter. This campaign will provide a platform for young people living with or at risk of NCDs to share their stories and experiences du ...
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NCD Child New Secretariat Announcement
NCD Child is pleased to welcome the Centre for Global Child Health at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) as our new Secretariat. SickKids is a world-renowned paediatric institution and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to improving children ...
Chronicles Podcast: Episode 2 now live!
The youth advocates behind the Chronicles podcast have released their second episode - Beyond the Diagnosis. Subscribe today.
Children & Non-Communicable Disease: Global Burden Report 2019
New report from NCD Child examines the global prevalence, disability, and mortality of NCDs in children, adolescents, and young people.
Latin America’s war on obesity could be a model for U.S.
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.
A World Health Assembly Experience: From Youth for Health
We never know what opportunities await us. In 2014, I took part in a Model United Nations, a sort of educational simulation of the workings of the World Health Organization (WHO) in my home country, Indonesia. In 2016, I wrote a thesis on global health, mentioning the World Health Assembly (WHA). Three years later, to my amazement, I was attending the real WHA.
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.
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.