What Young People Need

Children, adolescents and young people living with, or at risk of developing, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) require health care, education, and social and community services specific to their needs and their families’ needs.

Meaningful Youth Engagement

NCD Child recognizes that simply mentioning the importance of children, adolescents and youth in policies and agendas is not enough. 

We believe it is critical to provide support and training to young advocates across the globe to build the global capacity of youth to ensure their voices are meaningfully engaged and elevated. 

Young people have an important role to play in developing, implementing, and evaluating child-friendly policies.

who we are

NCD Child is a global multi-stakeholder coalition focused on the prevention, treatment, and management of NCDs in children, adolescents, and young people.

What we Do Youth Leaders

what we do

NCD Child advocates for the inclusion of children, adolescents, and young people in the global NCD agenda; inclusion of child and adolescent NCD prevention in the Sustainable Development Goals; promotes both treatment and prevention for addressing the NCD burden; and supports the inclusion of youth and family voices in global and country planning for NCDs.

NCDs and Children

NCDs, also known as chronic diseases, are of long duration and are the result of a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioral factors. While they are often associated with adulthood, NCDs have a significant impact on children and adolescents across the life course.

Latest News and Events

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#ICYMI: We're proud to be contributing to @WHO's draft guideline on policies to protect children from the harmful impact of food marketing.

The time to transform #FoodSystems and protect children's health is now!

Read the joint statement: https://t.co/Hsz5PrXhKX https://t.co/MMiYCbre4q
This is how the close relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is being harnessed to cut the impact of #strokes - the world's second biggest killer.
➡️ Full film: https://t.co/2FgATI1URO https://t.co/BBJVKpFiAh
Battling anxiety and other mental illnesses worsened by #COVID-19, Caribbean youth have set their governments an agenda for change in a region hobbled by inadequate mental health services and recurrent environmental disasters. @HealthCaribbean @Resolve_GH

https://t.co/ooRqXjisAq

twitter feed

#ICYMI: We're proud to be contributing to @WHO's draft guideline on policies to protect children from the harmful impact of food marketing.

The time to transform #FoodSystems and protect children's health is now!

Read the joint statement: https://t.co/Hsz5PrXhKX https://t.co/MMiYCbre4q
This is how the close relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is being harnessed to cut the impact of #strokes - the world's second biggest killer.
➡️ Full film: https://t.co/2FgATI1URO https://t.co/BBJVKpFiAh
Battling anxiety and other mental illnesses worsened by #COVID-19, Caribbean youth have set their governments an agenda for change in a region hobbled by inadequate mental health services and recurrent environmental disasters. @HealthCaribbean @Resolve_GH

https://t.co/ooRqXjisAq

twitter feed

#ICYMI: We're proud to be contributing to @WHO's draft guideline on policies to protect children from the harmful impact of food marketing.

The time to transform #FoodSystems and protect children's health is now!

Read the joint statement: https://t.co/Hsz5PrXhKX https://t.co/MMiYCbre4q
This is how the close relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is being harnessed to cut the impact of #strokes - the world's second biggest killer.
➡️ Full film: https://t.co/2FgATI1URO https://t.co/BBJVKpFiAh
Battling anxiety and other mental illnesses worsened by #COVID-19, Caribbean youth have set their governments an agenda for change in a region hobbled by inadequate mental health services and recurrent environmental disasters. @HealthCaribbean @Resolve_GH

https://t.co/ooRqXjisAq
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