The Impact of COVID-19 on Obesity and Diabetes in the Asia-Pacific Region

Hosted by NCD Child, in partnership with the Asia-Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA) and Caring and Living as Neighbours (CLAN), the two-day workshop provided an opportunity for individuals in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen their advocacy and leadership skills, and collaborate on strategies to keep young people living with obesity and/or diabetes safe during COVID-19. Date: October 23 & 24 Time: […]

Beyond the pandemic: Health systems change to protect children and adolescents from NCDs

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of health systems around the world. Emergency measures have created barriers to accessing essential services and medicines, with major impacts on children and young people, especially those living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs). As the pandemic continues into the foreseeable future, we must position youth at the center of […]

Delivering healthy lives and well-being for women and girls

Southeastern doctor taking a blood sample from a patient in a village clinic

With Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) causing two of every three deaths of women each year, action to implement Universal Health Coverage (UHC) must recognize and address sex and gender differences in NCD risk factors, care pathways and outcomes if services are to be targeted effectively and deliver healthy lives and well-being for women and girls around the world.NCD Alliance released a new policy brief on women & girls’ health in partnership with @georgeinstitute.

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.