Stand Up Speak Out podcast now out on YouTube!

Dive into insightful interviews and discussions from the Stand Up Speak Out podcast series, now featured on NCD Child’s YouTube channel. Over the course of seven episodes, NCD Child Young Leaders and co-hosts, Alex Kwok, Apoorva Gomber, Shakira Choonara, Joab Wako and Anita Bulindi, lead heartfelt conversations with people living with NCDs while challenging stigma […]

Stop targeting us!: Influencer marketing and unhealthy commodities advertising aimed at children and youth in digital spaces

The marketing of unhealthy commodities aimed at children and young people is recognized as an effective strategy to induce greater consumption of many products. These strategies have become more diversified and sophisticated in recent years to reach their target audiences through digital spaces such as the use of apps, smartphones, tablets and social  media – all allow different […]

Organic Tales – Give an organ, give life

All people, no matter where they live, have a right to health and access to quality health care. This includes access to care such as transplantation, a life-saving procedure that is critical for people living with serious conditions such as chronic kidney disease (CKD), a non-communicable disease (NCD) where the kidney loses its function over […]

‘One Step’… Raising awareness of cancer in young people

Young people diagnosed with cancer have unique needs extending from diagnosis, through treatment, and into long-term survivorship care. That is why NCD Child Young Leader, Sophie Manoy, decided to create the ‘One Step‘ initiative, an advocacy project designed to support young people diagnosed with cancer by providing targeted information about diagnosis, treatment modalities and follow […]

Families’ integration in Type 1 Diabetes self-care and control in rural and suburban impoverished communities in Rwanda

In Rwanda, diabetes is a leading non-communicable disease (NCD) for premature death, with type 1 as a predominant condition, and with many cases being misdiagnosed or going undiagnosed due to death. Despite Rwanda’s national community-based health insurance programs, poor socioeconomic status, lack of social inclusion of young people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), and lack […]

The BUMM Game – Body, Uterus, Mind and Mixed

Non-communicable disease (NCD) risk factors such as excessive alcohol intake, tobacco consumption, drug intake, unhealthy diets and physical inactivity have an effect on sexual and reproductive health. With her interest in health promotion of the intersection between sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and NCDs, and to her personal experiences of struggling with her […]

NCD Child hosts first regional workshop in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

For the first time, NCD Child brought together young people, delegates and civil society organizations at its regional advocacy workshop to discuss non-communicable disease (NCD) priorities in children and adolescents in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). The workshop focused on four themes: prevention and risk factors, management and treatment, special considerations and platforms and monitoring […]