Youth Recommendations for UN HLM on NCDs

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The Third UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on NCDs is less than 90 days away. Over the past six months, child health advocates, including health care providers, civil society, and youth, have repeatedly urged Member States to ensure the final Political Declaration for the UN HLM on NCDs is responsive to the needs of the population most affected by its policies: children, adolescents, and young people. These recommendations were developed by youth advocates and are meant to be shared with Member States throughout July.

New Economist Research on NCD Prevention and Youth

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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.

Call to Action: Essential Medicines & Equipment [français]

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Un appel à l’action élaboré par le groupe de travail des maladies non transmissibles (MNT) sur les médicaments et les équipements essentiels (MEE) afin de garantir aux jeunes et à leurs familles un accès optimal à un MEE approprié.

NCDs & Financing Toolkit

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The global economic toll of NCDs is staggering – ensuring increased and sustained investments in NCD prevention and control is paramount. NCD financing, like most global funding mechanisms, is a complex, intricate web of stakeholders, global and national budgets, and resource allocation. This toolkit is a guide to help young advocates and other key stakeholders better understand what NCD financing entails so they can speak more confidently and credibly about its importance.

Cancer Equity Policy Brief

A child’s ability to survive cancer in low-resource settings is a matter of competing priorities, access, and availability of treatment, which could be addressed through a national pediatric cancer strategy. To date, most countries lack this type of strategy, which prevents them from scaling up appropriate treatment interventions.

Letter to Government Officials

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This letter is developed to be sent from young people to government officials and making our key asks – proposing intergenerational collaboration for NCD policies as well as include a young person in their official country delegation to the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs. We suggest that the letter be sent much in advance of the High Level Meeting, since being included in the preparatory work for the meeting could offer great opportunities to learn and influence.

Talking Points: Understanding NCDs in Children, Adolescents, & Young People

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The talking points highlight some key messages related to the prevention, treatment, and management of NCDs in young people. The information can be used in a variety of platforms, including but not limited to, social media, advocacy at high-level meetings, outreach to government, and collaborations with important civil society partners.