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Chronicles Podcast: Episode 2 now live!

In this episode, the five youth champions behind the Chronicles podcast return to share their personal experiences – and experiences of family members close to them – of encountering severe, chronic illness while young. Together they discuss having to grow up fast and quickly adjust to a new “normal” at the moment of diagnosis, navigating stigma and misunderstandings about mental health and chronic illness, and how to approach global youth advocacy in a meaningful way.

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Latin America’s war on obesity could be a model for U.S.

One country and one strategy at a time, the region has pushed back against sugary beverages and ultra-processed foods in an effort to escape the obesity epidemic that has overtaken the United States. Infectious diseases are still the leading causes of death in developing countries, but as economies grow, Western lifestyle factors such as smoking, high-fat diet, obesity and lack of exercise are emerging public health problems.

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A World Health Assembly Experience: From Youth for Health

We never know what opportunities await us. In 2014, I took part in a Model United Nations, a sort of educational simulation of the workings of the World Health Organization (WHO) in my home country, Indonesia. In 2016, I wrote a thesis on global health, mentioning the World Health Assembly (WHA). Three years later, to my amazement, I was attending the real WHA.

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8 weeks until the 2nd Global Week for Action on NCDs

As the 2nd Global Week for Action from 2-8 September 2019 gets closer, the NCD Alliance invites you to start sharing your plans for the week through enoughncds.com. Join in!

The Global Week for Action on NCDs will harness the strengths of the NCD community, including youth and people living with NCDs, and the momentum toward the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (September 23rd). Find ideas on how you can get involved at enoughncds.com and add your activities to the Map of Impact. More info here.

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UN asks are countries on track to achieve SDG 4?

UNESCO projections show countries are off track in meeting their education commitments for 2030

UNESCO projections ahead of the UN High-level Political Forum (link is external) that is to examine progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, show that when all children should be in school, one in six 6 to 17-year-olds will still be excluded in 2030. Projections also show that 40% of children worldwide will fail to complete secondary education, a figure that is forecast to reach 50% in sub-Saharan Africa where the proportion of trained teachers has been declining since 2000.

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WHO updates essential medicines and diagnostics lists

WHO has updated its global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges, prioritize highly effective therapeutics, and improve affordable access with new essential medicines and diagnostics lists. WHO’s Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics are core guidance documents that help countries prioritize critical health products that should be widely available and affordable throughout health systems.

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Group photo of the youth at the NCD Child forum in Sharjah 2020

Young people at the helm of action on NCDs

The Global NCD Forum on Children and Youth showed how young people are affected by NCDs, and why policymakers need to take action. Held in late March 2019, over 60 advocates from 24 countries came together for two inspiring days in Sharjah, UAE for the first Global NCD Forum on Children and Youth, organized by the Friends of Cancer Patients and NCD Child.

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‘Climate apartheid’: UN expert says human rights may not survive

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.

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New Economist Research on NCD Prevention and Youth

The EIU research, Addressing non-communicable diseases in adolescence, assesses how ten representative countries of different income levels are addressing the challenges associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among adolescents. It is based on an NCD scorecard evaluating national efforts in policy, awareness and implementation, with a focus on four risk factors/health areas: healthy diets, nutrition and physical exercise; alcohol and tobacco; sexual and reproductive health; and mental health.

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microphone for podcast

Chronicles Podcast: Episode 2 now live!

In this episode, the five youth champions behind the Chronicles podcast return to share their personal experiences – and experiences of family members close to them – of encountering severe, chronic illness while young. Together they discuss having to grow up fast and quickly adjust to a new “normal” at the moment of diagnosis, navigating stigma and misunderstandings about mental health and chronic illness, and how to approach global youth advocacy in a meaningful way.

Read More »
casual shot of a middle eastern fast food joint

Latin America’s war on obesity could be a model for U.S.

One country and one strategy at a time, the region has pushed back against sugary beverages and ultra-processed foods in an effort to escape the obesity epidemic that has overtaken the United States. Infectious diseases are still the leading causes of death in developing countries, but as economies grow, Western lifestyle factors such as smoking, high-fat diet, obesity and lack of exercise are emerging public health problems.

Read More »
young man smiling in front of a yard with flags of all the nations

A World Health Assembly Experience: From Youth for Health

We never know what opportunities await us. In 2014, I took part in a Model United Nations, a sort of educational simulation of the workings of the World Health Organization (WHO) in my home country, Indonesia. In 2016, I wrote a thesis on global health, mentioning the World Health Assembly (WHA). Three years later, to my amazement, I was attending the real WHA.

Read More »
A group of indian students jumping for joy ahead of global week for action on NCD

8 weeks until the 2nd Global Week for Action on NCDs

As the 2nd Global Week for Action from 2-8 September 2019 gets closer, the NCD Alliance invites you to start sharing your plans for the week through enoughncds.com. Join in!

The Global Week for Action on NCDs will harness the strengths of the NCD community, including youth and people living with NCDs, and the momentum toward the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (September 23rd). Find ideas on how you can get involved at enoughncds.com and add your activities to the Map of Impact. More info here.

Read More »
UN asks are countries on track to achieve SDG 4?

UNESCO projections show countries are off track in meeting their education commitments for 2030

UNESCO projections ahead of the UN High-level Political Forum (link is external) that is to examine progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, show that when all children should be in school, one in six 6 to 17-year-olds will still be excluded in 2030. Projections also show that 40% of children worldwide will fail to complete secondary education, a figure that is forecast to reach 50% in sub-Saharan Africa where the proportion of trained teachers has been declining since 2000.

Read More »
A pharmacist working in a pharmacy in china

WHO updates essential medicines and diagnostics lists

WHO has updated its global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges, prioritize highly effective therapeutics, and improve affordable access with new essential medicines and diagnostics lists. WHO’s Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics are core guidance documents that help countries prioritize critical health products that should be widely available and affordable throughout health systems.

Read More »
Group photo of the youth at the NCD Child forum in Sharjah 2020

Young people at the helm of action on NCDs

The Global NCD Forum on Children and Youth showed how young people are affected by NCDs, and why policymakers need to take action. Held in late March 2019, over 60 advocates from 24 countries came together for two inspiring days in Sharjah, UAE for the first Global NCD Forum on Children and Youth, organized by the Friends of Cancer Patients and NCD Child.

Read More »
A man works in a very dry farm land

‘Climate apartheid’: UN expert says human rights may not survive

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.

Read More »
a group of high school kids playing a competitive basketball game

New Economist Research on NCD Prevention and Youth

The EIU research, Addressing non-communicable diseases in adolescence, assesses how ten representative countries of different income levels are addressing the challenges associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among adolescents. It is based on an NCD scorecard evaluating national efforts in policy, awareness and implementation, with a focus on four risk factors/health areas: healthy diets, nutrition and physical exercise; alcohol and tobacco; sexual and reproductive health; and mental health.

Read More »