High-level health officials from throughout the Americas yesterday urged collective action by the region’s countries to expand affordable access to health care and to address other hemispheric health challenges, on the first day of the 53rd Directing Council of the Pan...
30 Sep 2014
29 Sep 2014
Did you know that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer of women worldwide? Today is World Heart Day. Take part in the biggest intervention against CVD in the world: “Make a healthy heart your goal” ...
26 Sep 2014
The policy brief will be launched today at the side event “A Toast to UHC”, hosted by MSH and the Permanent Missions of Japan, Rwanda, Mexico and France, against the backdrop of the UN 69th General Assembly.
"Universal Health Coverage and Non-Communicable...
Call for Participation - Deadline Approaching for Civil Society ICN2 Pre-Conference Event (ICN2 CS Forum)24 Sep 2014
On 19-21 November WHO and FAO will host the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome, Italy. Public interest civil...
24 Sep 2014
The NCD Alliance yesterday evening announced the launch of the first Global NCD Alliance Forum, which will take place in November 2015, and will be hosted by Friends of Cancer Patients in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
The announcement came at a special side-event taking...
22 Sep 2014
“We are starting interventions too late”, said Professor Mark Hanson, President, International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease; at the NCD Alliance side event “A Healthy Future for All: Investing in Early Years for NCDs and Post-2015...
19 Sep 2014
Many of the risk factors for NCDs originate in the early stages of life, as early as conception and patterns of consumption of unhealthy products and exposure to social and environmental determinants are established in childhood and adolescence.
There is an urgent need to...
19 Sep 2014
The 69th UN General Assembly high-level week begins this Sunday 21 September in New York. Numerous side events are planned throughout the week, covering NCDs, universal health coverage (UHC), maternal and newborn child health, and the post-2015 development agenda.
17 Sep 2014
The World Alzheimer Report 2014 ‘Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors’ was released today by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI).
It reveals persuasive evidence...
16 Sep 2014
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has recently launched Healthy Lifestyle Community, a web site for health enthusiasts, people interested in learning more about NCDs, people looking to share ideas about health-related projects, and more....