NCD Child joins the WHO Youth Council
Back in January, Dr. Marie Hauerslev, NCD Child Past Chair and Chishuvo Mandivenga, Senior Project Coordinator, NCD Child Secretariat, attended the inaugural meetings of the WHO Youth Council in Geneva. The Youth Council is a network of 22 youth organizations from health and non-health backgrounds that will amplify the voices and experiences of young people, […]
Introducing the new NCD Child Global Advocacy Course
The new open-access, online NCD Child Global Advocacy Course aims to increase knowledge about the most pressing non-communicable diseases (NCD) priorities for children, adolescents and young people, and help those interested in NCD advocacy take their knowledge and skills to the next level.
NCD Global Burden of Disease Dashboard
The NCD GBD Dashboard provides data visualizations for the leading non-communicable diseases (NCDs) affecting young people aged 0-19 around the world, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, injuries and mental disorders. The dashboard also outlines major risk factors including child sexual abuse and bullying, alcohol use, tobacco, and high body mass index.
An open letter calls on UN climate agency to protect COP from corporate greenwashing
The world is increasingly at risk of “climate apartheid”, where the rich pay to escape heat and hunger caused by the escalating climate crisis while the rest of the world suffers, a report from a UN human rights expert has said.
Philip Alston, UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said the impacts of global heating are likely to undermine not only basic rights to life, water, food, and housing for hundreds of millions of people, but also democracy and the rule of law.
A Healthier Caribbean: The Caribbean Youth Mental Health Call to Action
The World Health Organization (WHO) describes mental health as a “state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community,” (1). Optimal mental health is critical for […]
Caribbean Youth Mental Health Call to Action
On World Mental Health Day 2022, young people from across the Caribbean have launched the new ‘Caribbean Youth Mental Health Call to Action’ and demanding urgent action from policymakers and leaders from across the Caribbean to transform the region’s mental health systems and to protect the mental health and wellbeing of children and youth in […]
A Call for Nominations – NCD Child Governing Council
NCD Child is pleased to announce a call for nominations to its Governing Council, open to both youth (aged 18-30 years) and adult applicants. The Governing Council serves as the organization’s governing body, charged with establishing policies and strategies that support NCD Child’s mission and goals. Specifically, Council members work to: Identify opportunities for advocacy and sharing […]
Joint statement on the call for comments on the Draft WHO Guideline on policies to protect children from the harmful impact of food marketing
NCD Child is pleased to be a contributing member to the Draft WHO Guideline on policies to protect children from the harmful impact of food marketing. We welcome the recognition by WHO that progress to restrict marketing of unhealthy food products has been slow, and that Member States may benefit from further guidance to assist […]
Young Leaders take on 75th World Health Assembly
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. […]
Mental Health Advocacy and Action in Europe
NCD Child, in partnership with The George Institute for Global Health, organized a multi-day virtual workshop entitled ‘Mental Health Advocacy and Action in Europe’. A range of events were held virtually from June 21-29. The goals of the workshop were to: discuss a range of mental health case studies with experts, provide a networking platform for mental health advocates, unpack the stories and lived experiences of people living with NCDs […]