Penned by NCD Child Governing Council member, Dr Marie Hauerslev, the perspective in the International Journal of NCDs, offers an overview of the challenges and emerging youth-driven actions to address NCDs at local, national, and global levels.
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.