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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We are so excited to have a wonderful panel of #youth speakers who will be sharing their solutions to managing their #Type1Diabetes!👏 You won't want to miss this discussion! #YouthBeyondT1D

Join us on September 28, 9-10:30 AM EDT
Register now: https://t.co/05KO7b41tM
#YouthNCDs https://t.co/bvOISmeXpV https://t.co/iZQ9cH81y6
NCD Child @NCDChild
📣 Save the date! Join our upcoming virtual event to hear how young people living with #Type1Diabetes are taking action & finding solutions to addressing & managing their #T1D. #YouthBeyondT1D

🗓️Sept 28, 9-10:30 AM EDT
Register: https://t.co/05KO7blCSm
Stay tuned for more info! https://t.co/9iiEwdBy8p

Sharp, to the point and so frank!!!

WHAT WORKS & WHAT DOESN’T TO MEANINGFULLY ENGAGE THE YOUTH LIVING WITH NCD COMMUNITY
Link: https://t.co/PCljwO6qlB

A wonderful collab with team-mates, were the People Living with NCDs Young Leaders @NCDChild #Stand-up #SpeakOut #ActOnNCDs https://t.co/0LJbNyulQw

What works & what doesn’t to meaningfully engage the 'youth living with NCD' community?

Read @NCDChild's blog on #NCDyouth here
➡️ https://t.co/Aiaftfp9dV

#ActOnNCDs #NCDs https://t.co/egOZ0TY9Uh

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We are so excited to have a wonderful panel of #youth speakers who will be sharing their solutions to managing their #Type1Diabetes!👏 You won't want to miss this discussion! #YouthBeyondT1D

Join us on September 28, 9-10:30 AM EDT
Register now: https://t.co/05KO7b41tM
#YouthNCDs https://t.co/bvOISmeXpV https://t.co/iZQ9cH81y6
NCD Child @NCDChild
📣 Save the date! Join our upcoming virtual event to hear how young people living with #Type1Diabetes are taking action & finding solutions to addressing & managing their #T1D. #YouthBeyondT1D

🗓️Sept 28, 9-10:30 AM EDT
Register: https://t.co/05KO7blCSm
Stay tuned for more info! https://t.co/9iiEwdBy8p

Sharp, to the point and so frank!!!

WHAT WORKS & WHAT DOESN’T TO MEANINGFULLY ENGAGE THE YOUTH LIVING WITH NCD COMMUNITY
Link: https://t.co/PCljwO6qlB

A wonderful collab with team-mates, were the People Living with NCDs Young Leaders @NCDChild #Stand-up #SpeakOut #ActOnNCDs https://t.co/0LJbNyulQw

What works & what doesn’t to meaningfully engage the 'youth living with NCD' community?

Read @NCDChild's blog on #NCDyouth here
➡️ https://t.co/Aiaftfp9dV

#ActOnNCDs #NCDs https://t.co/egOZ0TY9Uh

twitter feed


We are so excited to have a wonderful panel of #youth speakers who will be sharing their solutions to managing their #Type1Diabetes!👏 You won't want to miss this discussion! #YouthBeyondT1D

Join us on September 28, 9-10:30 AM EDT
Register now: https://t.co/05KO7b41tM
#YouthNCDs https://t.co/bvOISmeXpV https://t.co/iZQ9cH81y6
NCD Child @NCDChild
📣 Save the date! Join our upcoming virtual event to hear how young people living with #Type1Diabetes are taking action & finding solutions to addressing & managing their #T1D. #YouthBeyondT1D

🗓️Sept 28, 9-10:30 AM EDT
Register: https://t.co/05KO7blCSm
Stay tuned for more info! https://t.co/9iiEwdBy8p

Sharp, to the point and so frank!!!

WHAT WORKS & WHAT DOESN’T TO MEANINGFULLY ENGAGE THE YOUTH LIVING WITH NCD COMMUNITY
Link: https://t.co/PCljwO6qlB

A wonderful collab with team-mates, were the People Living with NCDs Young Leaders @NCDChild #Stand-up #SpeakOut #ActOnNCDs https://t.co/0LJbNyulQw

What works & what doesn’t to meaningfully engage the 'youth living with NCD' community?

Read @NCDChild's blog on #NCDyouth here
➡️ https://t.co/Aiaftfp9dV

#ActOnNCDs #NCDs https://t.co/egOZ0TY9Uh
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