what we do

What we Do Youth Leaders

Our Strategy

NCD Child’s strategy is based on one fundamental principle:

Young people must be appropriately and meaningfully engaged throughout all aspects of planning, programming and evaluation of NCD Child’s work.

Our work is guided by four strategic pillars:

Youth Leadership

Identify, build capacity, and provide professional development to youth advocates to ensure their meaningful and sustained engagement in global, regional, and national NCD spheres.

Evidence & Policy

Contribute to, and develop evidence-based resources related to NCD prevention and control in children, adolescents, and young people.

Thought Leader

Strengthen NCD Child’s position as a credible thought leader in the global NCD space by providing expertise in child and adolescent health policy development and implementation. 

Organizational Strengthening

Build internal capacity and strengthen the infrastructure and governance of NCD Child in order to maximize impact and efficiency in all operations.

Participation in Global Advocacy

Living with Type 1 Diabetes – Perspectives from Young People

To contribute to the global diabetes movement and create impactful momentum to address the prevention and care of type 1 diabetes (T1D), NCD Child and partners are raising awareness of young people living with T1D all over the world by launching the #YouthBeyondT1D social media campaign. The campaign will give decision-makers and NCD advocates an understanding of the lived experiences and the need for change to young people’s lives.

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NCD Child Co-Chairs NCD Lab on Next Generation and NCDs

The WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs (GCM/NCD) is launching the first cycle of the Noncommunicable Disease Lab (NCD Lab), a new virtual platform that supports submissions that harness innovative solutions to accelerate progress towards achieving the NCD and NCD-related SDGs, and NCD Child is proud to be co-chairing the lab on Next Generation and NCDs.

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We are excited to launch the new NCD Child Young Leaders Program (YLP), a two-year long program that will equip and support young advocates to become leaders of change within their sphere in the international NCD community.