The Budva Youth Declaration, developed during the 2017 International Federation of the Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), is a call to action on the prevention and control of NCDs for all policymakers, sectors of government, civil society, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders. It provides 6 key areas for additional investment and policy coherence.
Youth champions at the NCD Alliance Forum 2017 have launched a new call to action calling on both young people & the wider stakeholder community to step up the pace on NCDs ahead of the UN High Level Political Forum.
This package of publications, supported by the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme (YHP), includes a policy report and data sheet that highlight the importance of taking action now to address NCD risk factors among young people in the Middle East and North Africa.
The goal of the action plan is to reduce the preventable and avoidable burden of morbidity, mortality and disability due to NCDs by means of multi-sectoral collaboration and cooperation at national, regional and global levels, so populations reach the highest attainable standards of health and productivity at every age and NCDs are no longer a barrier to well-being or socioeconomic development.
In less than six months, the world will adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), renewing global development efforts for all nations. This brief addresses actions needed between now and September 2015 to ensure that global and national monitoring frameworks include relevant indicators for children and adolescents.
The global burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) threatens the health, wellbeing and prosperity of all people everywhere. National governments, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) all recognize the need to prevent, treat and manage these diseases and address their social determinants, reduce exposure to risk factors, and build stronger and more sustainable health systems.
Provides an informative summary of Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In 2014, the WHO report Health for the World’s Adolescents showed that considerable gains from investments in maternal and child health programmes are at risk of being lost without corresponding investments in adolescent health. The latest data show that more than 3,000 adolescent die every day from largely preventable causes, and that many key risk factors for future adult disease start or are consolidated in adolescence. Adolescent mental health and well-being are often overlooked.
In September 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, with the global community looking on, adopted the new global agenda for sustainable development. Presenting and approving an outcome document titled,
“Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” the Assembly gave way to a new era in meeting global challenges. In the outcome document, a Declaration of the Assembly states, “On behalf of
the peoples we serve, we have adopted a historic decision on a comprehensive, far-reaching and people-centered set of universal and transformative goals and targets,” and goes on to confirm that “the new Agenda
builds on the Millennium Development Goals and seeks to complete what these did not achieve, particularly in reaching the most vulnerable.”
We have the opportunity now to empower a generation to make healthy choices, reduce the social and environmental NCD risk factors, and strengthen health systems to respond to the needs of children and adolescents. Together, these efforts will drive sustainable human development, achieve progress towards
the “25 by 25” global NCD target, and lay the foundation for the world’s future. This policy brief provides the rationale for investing in the early years of life for NCD prevention and treatment, offers strategic opportunities for interventions and impact, and outlines recommendations for the post-2015 era.