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Browse through a selection of resources developed by us, our Young Leaders, our partners, WHO/UN, and youth advocates. If you are interested in promoting a resource, please email the Secretariat for consideration.

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Inforgraphic of eight common NCDs

Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (2013-2020)

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)—mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases
and diabetes—are the world’s biggest killers. More than 36 million people die annually from NCDs (63% of
global deaths), including more than 14 million people who die too young between the ages of 30 and 70.
Low- and middle-income countries already bear 86% of the burden of these premature deaths, resulting in
cumulative economic losses of US$7 trillion over the next 15 years and millions of people trapped in poverty.

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South american doctor using stereoscope on a child patient lying on bed

NCD Alliance CFWG: A Focus on Children & NCDs (2011)

On 19 and 20 September 2011, the United Nations will hold its second-ever health-related Summit on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases(NCDs). There is cause for optimism: the first health-related UN Summit (held in 2001 for HIV/AIDS) was extremely effective, resulting in a coordinated global response to HIV/AIDS and creation of the Global Fund. The recommendations for UN Member States to guarantee that the ‘best interests of the child’ is a primary consideration in policy formulation related to NCDs.

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an african mother looking at the camera with a toddler in her arms

Summary of Recommendations (2011)

Remembering our future at the UN Summit on NCDs in September 2011. The NCD Alliance in focusing on the burden of NCDs in children and call on the global community to: Expect sustained and strong high-level public, private and political support for specific commitments that integrate child-specific, lifecourse considerations within NCD policies and actions

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Inforgraphic of eight common NCDs

Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (2013-2020)

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)—mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases
and diabetes—are the world’s biggest killers. More than 36 million people die annually from NCDs (63% of
global deaths), including more than 14 million people who die too young between the ages of 30 and 70.
Low- and middle-income countries already bear 86% of the burden of these premature deaths, resulting in
cumulative economic losses of US$7 trillion over the next 15 years and millions of people trapped in poverty.

Read More »
South american doctor using stereoscope on a child patient lying on bed

NCD Alliance CFWG: A Focus on Children & NCDs (2011)

On 19 and 20 September 2011, the United Nations will hold its second-ever health-related Summit on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases(NCDs). There is cause for optimism: the first health-related UN Summit (held in 2001 for HIV/AIDS) was extremely effective, resulting in a coordinated global response to HIV/AIDS and creation of the Global Fund. The recommendations for UN Member States to guarantee that the ‘best interests of the child’ is a primary consideration in policy formulation related to NCDs.

Read More »
an african mother looking at the camera with a toddler in her arms

Summary of Recommendations (2011)

Remembering our future at the UN Summit on NCDs in September 2011. The NCD Alliance in focusing on the burden of NCDs in children and call on the global community to: Expect sustained and strong high-level public, private and political support for specific commitments that integrate child-specific, lifecourse considerations within NCD policies and actions

Read More »