A Follow-up discussion on ‘School Health in Latin America: Intersectoral NCD Prevention and Management’
On July 7, NCD Child, in partnership with the Healthy Latin America Coalition (CLAS) and the American Heart Association, is hosted a two-hour follow-up discussion that focused on strengthening partnerships across health and education sectors and highlighted youth-led and youth-focused initiatives in the region. Time was devoted to sharing the report from the Latin America […]
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.
The Budva Youth Declaration, developed during the 2017 International Federation of the Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), is a call to action on the prevention and control of NCDs for all policymakers, sectors of government, civil society, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders. It provides 6 key areas for additional investment and policy coherence.
This new report from Plan UK highlights outlines the need to urgently tackle the drivers of ill-health that are established in childhood and adolescence.
The goal of the action plan is to reduce the preventable and avoidable burden of morbidity, mortality and disability due to NCDs by means of multi-sectoral collaboration and cooperation at national, regional and global levels, so populations reach the highest attainable standards of health and productivity at every age and NCDs are no longer a barrier to well-being or socioeconomic development.
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)—mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases
and diabetes—are the world’s biggest killers. More than 36 million people die annually from NCDs (63% of
global deaths), including more than 14 million people who die too young between the ages of 30 and 70.
Low- and middle-income countries already bear 86% of the burden of these premature deaths, resulting in
cumulative economic losses of US$7 trillion over the next 15 years and millions of people trapped in poverty.