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

Living with Type 1 Diabetes – Perspectives from Young People

To contribute to the global diabetes movement and create impactful momentum to address the prevention and care of type 1 diabetes (T1D), NCD Child and partners are raising awareness of young people living with T1D all over the world by launching the #YouthBeyondT1D social media campaign. The campaign will give decision-makers and NCD advocates an understanding of the lived experiences and the need for change to young people’s lives.

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes – Perspectives from Young People

To contribute to the global diabetes movement and create impactful momentum to address the prevention and care of type 1 diabetes (T1D), NCD Child and partners are raising awareness of young people living with T1D all over the world by launching the #YouthBeyondT1D social media campaign. The campaign will give decision-makers and NCD advocates an understanding of the lived experiences and the need for change to young people’s lives.

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With access to proper care, treatment and support, young people like Rohith from 🇮🇳 are able to remain motivated and overcome their challenges of living with #T1D. His hopes are that one day there will be a cure for #diabetes 👏.

#YouthBeyondT1D #ChangingDiabetesinChildren https://t.co/M0TpUWlEtI

Amadou from 🇬🇳 joins many other young people in #YouthBeyondT1D and shares that the lack of #diabetes education and awareness is one of the main challenges in managing their #T1D. Read about his experiences below.

Learn more: https://t.co/r4yIhIb9HG

#ChangingDiabetesinChildren https://t.co/46yq3aVMiS

The 🌍 burden of #diabetes affects people mostly living in #LMICs, approx 1.6 mill death are directly attributed to diabetes each year. George from 🇰🇪 further highlights the challenges of living with #T1D in a low-resource setting.

#YouthBeyondT1D #ChangingDiabetesinChildren https://t.co/KC6W4QWpbw

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With access to proper care, treatment and support, young people like Rohith from 🇮🇳 are able to remain motivated and overcome their challenges of living with #T1D. His hopes are that one day there will be a cure for #diabetes 👏.

#YouthBeyondT1D #ChangingDiabetesinChildren https://t.co/M0TpUWlEtI

Amadou from 🇬🇳 joins many other young people in #YouthBeyondT1D and shares that the lack of #diabetes education and awareness is one of the main challenges in managing their #T1D. Read about his experiences below.

Learn more: https://t.co/r4yIhIb9HG

#ChangingDiabetesinChildren https://t.co/46yq3aVMiS

The 🌍 burden of #diabetes affects people mostly living in #LMICs, approx 1.6 mill death are directly attributed to diabetes each year. George from 🇰🇪 further highlights the challenges of living with #T1D in a low-resource setting.

#YouthBeyondT1D #ChangingDiabetesinChildren https://t.co/KC6W4QWpbw

twitter feed


With access to proper care, treatment and support, young people like Rohith from 🇮🇳 are able to remain motivated and overcome their challenges of living with #T1D. His hopes are that one day there will be a cure for #diabetes 👏.

#YouthBeyondT1D #ChangingDiabetesinChildren https://t.co/M0TpUWlEtI

Amadou from 🇬🇳 joins many other young people in #YouthBeyondT1D and shares that the lack of #diabetes education and awareness is one of the main challenges in managing their #T1D. Read about his experiences below.

Learn more: https://t.co/r4yIhIb9HG

#ChangingDiabetesinChildren https://t.co/46yq3aVMiS

The 🌍 burden of #diabetes affects people mostly living in #LMICs, approx 1.6 mill death are directly attributed to diabetes each year. George from 🇰🇪 further highlights the challenges of living with #T1D in a low-resource setting.

#YouthBeyondT1D #ChangingDiabetesinChildren https://t.co/KC6W4QWpbw
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