Advocacy Alert: Urge UN Member States to include children, adolescents, & young people in key outcome documents.

NCD Child, the International Federation of Medical Student Associations, the International Pediatric Association and other partners call on child and adolescent health advocates to urge countries to include children, adolescents, and young people in their statements at  next week’s United Nations High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals and in key outcome documents from the WHO Global Conference on Non-communicable Diseases in Montevideo, Uruguay (October 2017).  Inclusion of young people in prevention and treatment agendas and country accountability is a critical opportunity to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all people, at all ages.  To take action now to help ensure children, adolescents and young people are included in NCD prevention and treatment across the life-course, review the Action Alert which includes immediate next steps and a sample e-mail to send to your ministries of health.