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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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Art Gallery: Health For Youth = #HealthForAll

In April, NCD Child launched a global art contest to promote adolescent voices through artistic expression. The contest aimed to bring awareness to how young people are affected by non-communicable diseases and to share their authentic messages with policy stakeholders on a global scale. The theme, a play on World Health Day, was Health For Youth = #HealthForAll.

Young people between the ages 12-21 from around the world were invited to submit their original artwork in two categories: Drawings and Videos. After receiving more than 60 inspiring entries from 25 countries, the following artists were selected as the finalists.

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Call to Action: Essential Medicines & Equipment

Call to Action: Essential Medicines & Equipment

This Call to Action was developed by the NCD Child Taskforce on Essential Medicines & Equipment (EME), led by NCD Governing Council Member, Nicky Gray. It describes the importance of how different stakeholders must coordinate their efforts to ensure young people and their families have optimum access to appropriate essential medicines and equipment.

Call to Action developed by NCD Child Taskforce on Essential Medicines & Equipment (EME) to ensure young people and their families have optimum access to appropriate EME.

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snapshot of 2017 NCD Child newsletter

Happy New Year from NCD Child

Check out the latest version of the NCD Child Newsletter. This edition includes a Note from the Chair and an update on NCD Child’s pre-forum at the Global NCD Alliance Forum.

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NCD Alliance Forum 2017 Call to Action screen-shot

NCD Alliance Forum 2017 Call to Action

The youth delegates of the Global NCD Alliance Forum 2017 are leaving Sharjah with a renewed sense of enthusiasm, empowerment, and urgency in the fight to reduce the global impact of NCDs, through prevention and control. Over the course of five days, twenty-two youth champions deliberated, negotiated, and finalized three key priorities to help guide their advocacy in the coming year. The presented Call to Action: Youth, NCDs, & 2018 was endorsed during the Forum as a time-bound and measurable agenda in the lead up to the 2018 UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs. The priorities and activities reflect key areas for action by and for young people, with the support of civil society and government.

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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 »

Art Gallery: Health For Youth = #HealthForAll

In April, NCD Child launched a global art contest to promote adolescent voices through artistic expression. The contest aimed to bring awareness to how young people are affected by non-communicable diseases and to share their authentic messages with policy stakeholders on a global scale. The theme, a play on World Health Day, was Health For Youth = #HealthForAll.

Young people between the ages 12-21 from around the world were invited to submit their original artwork in two categories: Drawings and Videos. After receiving more than 60 inspiring entries from 25 countries, the following artists were selected as the finalists.

Read More »
Call to Action: Essential Medicines & Equipment

Call to Action: Essential Medicines & Equipment

This Call to Action was developed by the NCD Child Taskforce on Essential Medicines & Equipment (EME), led by NCD Governing Council Member, Nicky Gray. It describes the importance of how different stakeholders must coordinate their efforts to ensure young people and their families have optimum access to appropriate essential medicines and equipment.

Call to Action developed by NCD Child Taskforce on Essential Medicines & Equipment (EME) to ensure young people and their families have optimum access to appropriate EME.

Read More »
snapshot of 2017 NCD Child newsletter

Happy New Year from NCD Child

Check out the latest version of the NCD Child Newsletter. This edition includes a Note from the Chair and an update on NCD Child’s pre-forum at the Global NCD Alliance Forum.

Read More »
NCD Alliance Forum 2017 Call to Action screen-shot

NCD Alliance Forum 2017 Call to Action

The youth delegates of the Global NCD Alliance Forum 2017 are leaving Sharjah with a renewed sense of enthusiasm, empowerment, and urgency in the fight to reduce the global impact of NCDs, through prevention and control. Over the course of five days, twenty-two youth champions deliberated, negotiated, and finalized three key priorities to help guide their advocacy in the coming year. The presented Call to Action: Youth, NCDs, & 2018 was endorsed during the Forum as a time-bound and measurable agenda in the lead up to the 2018 UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs. The priorities and activities reflect key areas for action by and for young people, with the support of civil society and government.

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