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.
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.
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 Briefing Paper on Children and NCDs. Children in Every Policy: Recommendations for a lifecourse approach to NCDs.