This year, a few of our Young Leaders represented NCD Child at the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly(WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland. The annual health assembly brought about opportunities for our Young Leaders to engage with key global health stakeholders, participate in high-level discussions and build networks with others working in the global non-communicable diseases (NCDs) space. […]
For this year’s Global Week for Action on NCDs, NCD Child Young Leaders Anita Bulindi, Dr. Apoorva Gomber, Dr. Shakira Choonara, Alex Kwok and Joab Wako are speaking up to share what it means to meaningfully engage young people when it comes to tackling non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and achieving health for all. This year’s theme […]
Perspective: The Double-Burden of Malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa- Engaging Youth in Access to Nutritious Food
By: Joab Wako In mid-June, I attended a webinar that focused on malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. The two-day webinar was hosted by NCD Child, in partnership with the Ghana NCD Alliance and South Africa NCD Alliance, and looked at the link between malnutrition and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are chronic diseases such as hypertension and […]
NCD Child takes action during the Global Week for Action on NCDs. Read the blog on Australia’s NCD landscape by NCD Young Leader Sophie Manoy, in collaboration with NCD Child Governing Member Luis Encarnacion.
World No Tobacco Day (May 31), is a global day that aims to raise awareness on the harmful effects of tobacco use and second-hand exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. WNTD 2020 focuses on protecting youth from tobacco and related industry manipulation and preventing youth from using tobacco and nicotine products.