2019 NCD Child Fact Sheet (English)

Snapshot of the 2019 NCD Child fact sheet

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are one of the biggest health and development challenges of the 21st century. NCDs primarily include cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes. Unintentional and intentional injury, mental heath conditions, and the environment also contribute to the growing number of NCDs in young people.

Call for New Governing Council Members

NCD Child is pleased to announce a call for nominations to its Governing Council for youth (aged 18-30 years) and adult (over age 30) advocates and professionals.

Youth Participation at 3rd Global NCD Alliance Forum

Over 400 delegates from 85 countries convened at the third Global NCD Alliance Forum 2020 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Among those were many young leaders of NCD Child as well as youth advocates from around the world.

Country Collaborations for the Prevention & Management of NCDs in Young People – NCD Advocacy Workshop Series: 2015-2019

In follow up to NCD Child’s 2016 interim report, this report provides an overview of the workshop series launched by NCD Child entitled ‘Protecting Children from NCDs: Leadership Advocacy Training Workshops’ between 2015-2019. It also highlights the results of advocacy projects supported by NCD Child following the workshops, and describes a pathway to expand NCD Child’s workshop model to sustain support for comprehensive NCD prevention and control.

Magnitude of Overweight, Obesity and Insufficient Physical Sports Activities Among Secondary School Students in Kinondoni Municipal, Dar es Salaam

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There is an overwhelming increase of Non-Communicable Disease worldwide such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Overweight and obesity are highly associated with development of these diseases. Unhealthy lifestyle such as excessive sugar, alcohol intake and lack of adequate physical activities has been associated with development of obesity. However, these risk factors are not well elucidated among adolescents in Tanzania. We conducted this survey to determine obesity, overweight, self-reported physical activities, and preferred foods among secondary school students in Kinondoni Municipal in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

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.

Childhood Obesity Prevention: Youth-centered policy recommendations for country-level action

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NCDs are a major burden for national and global development – posing a major threat to fulfilling the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goal 3 on health and well-being. Unhealthy diets and physical inactivity, two of the main risk factors of NCDs , have increased the prevalence of childhood obesity at an alarming rate. To shift this situation, governments need to design, implement and evaluate social, behavioural and financial interventions with a life-course approach.