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: […]

What Works & What Doesn’t To Meaningfully Engage The Youth Living with NCD Community

For this year’s Global Week for Action on NCDs, NCD Child Young Leaders Anita Bulindi, Dr. Apoorva Gomber, Dr. Shakira Choonara, Alex Kwok and Joab Wako are speaking up to share what it means to meaningfully engage young people when it comes to tackling non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and achieving health for all. This year’s theme […]

Youth in Action: Solutions to Addressing and Managing Diabetes

Back to all news and events #YouthBeyondT1D On September 28, 2021, NCD Child invited young people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) around the world to engage in a dialogue to share their stories and solutions on how they addressed and managed their T1D. The conversation is a continuation from #YouthBeyondT1D, aimed to amply youth […]

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 […]

Non-communicable diseases among adolescents: current status, determinants, interventions and policies

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We reviewed literature to develop an adolescent-specific conceptual framework for NCDs. Global data repositories were searched from Jan-July 2018 for data on NCD-related risk factors, outcomes, and policy data for 194 countries from 1990 to 2016. Disability-Adjusted Life Years were used to assess disease burden. A hierarchical modeling approach and ordinary least squares regression was used to explore the basic and underlying causes of NCD burden.

World Health Assembly 73

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NCD Child wholeheartedly endorses the WHA73 Pillar of achieving better health and well-being for one billion people worldwide. With the rising trends of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) globally, there is an increasing need to focus on the impact of chronic NCDs and the challenges they present for health and well-being.