• MSH & LIVESTRONG Foundation Study Tour 2014

    05 Mar 2014

    Global Health Council Executive Director Christine Sow accompanied US Senate staff to East Africa on a study tour organized by the Livestrong Foundation and Management Sciences for Health.

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  • President Ashe Meets with Dr Margaret Chan

    05 Mar 2014

    President of the General Assembly John W. Ashe met with Dr Margaret Chan on 24th February, when the two discussed current efforts and outstanding targets in noncommunicable diseases.

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  • The NCD Alliance is Recruiting

    28 Feb 2014

    The NCD Alliance is currently recruiting the following positions:

    Advocacy Assistant, based in New York
    Communications Officer, location flexible (options include London, New York and Geneva)

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  • WHO Analysis: Alarming Rates of Overweight Children

    27 Feb 2014

    According to a new report published by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, being overweight is so common that it risks becoming a new norm in the WHO European Region. For example, up to 27% of 13-year-olds and 33% of 11-year olds are overweight.

    “Our perception of...

  • ECOSOC Ageing Resolution Updated with NCD Language

    26 Feb 2014

    Specific NCD language has been accepted for incorporation into the final Commission on Social Development (ECOSOC) Resolution on the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing.

    The preambular paragraph recognizes the links between ageing and rising...

  • RHD in Sudan: An advocate's success

    21 Feb 2014

    Advocat and clinician Dr Sulafa Ali, a member of the World Heart Federation, shares her successes in raising the profile of pediatric cardiology and building RHD programmes in Sudan.


  • East Africa NCD Alliance Initiative

    21 Feb 2014

    On 16-17 February, the Uganda NCD Alliance (UNCDA) hosted a two day planning meeting of the East Africa NCD Alliance Initiative.

    The East Africa NCD Alliance Initiative unites the NCD alliances in Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya and Rwanda...

  • South Africa National NCD Stakeholder Meeting

    21 Feb 2014

    On 11-12 February the newly formed South Africa NCD Alliance convened a stakeholder meeting in Johannesburg entitled “A Call to Action: Stopping the Epidemic of NCDs”. The meeting was part of the NCD Alliance program ...

  • Nutrition and Dementia Report: ADI and Compass Group

    12 Feb 2014

    A joint report of Nutrition and Dementia has been released by Alzheimer's Disease International and Compass Group. The report details specific nutrients linked to dementia prevention and nutritional care for dementia and also highlights links between nutrition and other NCDs...

  • A new leader for FCTC

    11 Feb 2014

    Dr. Vera Luiza Da Costa e Silva will become head of the secretariat for the WHO Framework Convention On Tobacco Control in June. From Brazil and currently Coordinator of the Center for the Study of Tobacco and Health, National School of Public Health, Silva will work at WHO...

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