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News & Events
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.
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‘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.
Global NCD Forum on Children & Youth
NCD Child convened its first Global NCD Forum on Children and Youth on 25 and 26 March 2019, supported by Friends of Cancer Patients and Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
Art Gallery: Health For Youth = #HealthForAll
In April, NCD Child launched a global art contest to promote adolescent voices through artistic expression. The theme, a play on World Health Day, was Health For Youth = #HealthForAll. After receiving more than 60 inspiring entries from 25 countries, the finalists have been selected.
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.