NCD Child Young Leaders have teamed up with NCD Child Governing Council Members during the Global Week for Action on NCDs to take action on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by discussing their priorities on health and NCDs and encouraging more meaningful action on tackling NCDs.
The Global Week for Action on NCDs (September 7-13, 2020) is an annual campaign that aims to unite the NCD movement each year under a specific theme, concentrating on combined efforts with the aim of reducing the NCD burden globally and increasing health and equality. It focuses on bridging the biggest gaps to progress on NCDs: Accountability, Investment, Leadership, Community Engagement and Care.
This year’s theme is “Accountability: Pushing for Progress”, a theme that highlights the need to push for political and programmatic change. It aims to monitor commitments made by governments and how they are using resources, put pressure on decision makers to ensure promises become actions, and ensure the health needs and rights of everyone at risk of or living with an NCD are being met.
Read the blogs below.
Yuvreet Kaur, MD, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
George Msengi, MD, NCD Child Governing Council and Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Muhimbili National Hospital, United Republic of Tanzania
Alex Kwok, Research Assistant at Arthritis Research Canada, Co-Director at Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) MentorNet Program
Victoria Watson, NCD Child Governing Council and Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada
Sophie Manoy, MBBS, MPHTM, Secretary of Bush Dokta, Australia
Luis Manuel Encarnación, MSc, Member of the Governing Council, NCD Child, Mexico