Young people at the helm of action on NCDs

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

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.

Global NCD Forum on Children & Youth

the panel at the global ncd forum on children and youth in sharjah 2019

NCD Child convened its first Global NCD Forum on Children and Youth on 25 and 26 March 2019, supported by Friends of Cancer Patients and Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. The gathering was directed at young advocates and people living with non-communicable […]

Call for Action on NCDs, Child Survival, and Child Health

a group of multi racial children smiling at the camera while text talks about call for action on ncds

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.

A New Era for Action: The Sustainable Development Goals (2015)

a row of indian children sitting on a low wall smiling

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.”

Policy Brief: Sustaining Human Development – Leveraging Early Life Opportunities for NCDs (2014)

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.

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

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

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.