Childhood Obesity: Economic Burden and Inequities

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NCD Child takes action during the Global Week for Action on NCDs. Read the blog on childhood obesity by NCD Young Leader Yuvreet Kaur, in collaboration with NCD Child Governing Member George Msengi.

Mental Health Parity: A Way Forward for Canada

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NCD Child takes action during the Global Week for Action on NCDs. Read the blog on mental health by NCD Young Leader Alex Kwok, in collaboration with NCD Child Governing Member Victoria Watson.

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.

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.

Delivering healthy lives and well-being for women and girls

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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.