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 […]

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 […]

Youth in action: Addressing mental health together

On May 11, NCD Child in partnership with UNICEF, OxFord University and ‘My Mind our Humanity’ hosted a fireside chat entitled ‘Youth in action: Addressing mental health together’. A group of young people shared what it was like to live with one or more non-communicable diseases (NCDs) during the pandemic and highlighted steps to protect […]