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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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 describing the roles of key stakeholders in ensuring young people and their families have optimal access to appropriate EME.

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. 

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.

Youth champions at the NCD Alliance Forum 2017 have launched a new call to action calling on both young people & the wider stakeholder community to step up the pace on NCDs ahead of the UN High Level Political Forum.