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  • 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.

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  • 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...

  • Adolescent health OWG 8 side event

    10 Feb 2014

    Hosted by the government of Indonesia, this event addressed adolescent girls' access to education, safety, and representation in institutional and political settings in relation to health.

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  • South Africa considering sugar tax

    10 Feb 2014

    South Africa's Department of Health is currently considering whether to support enforcement of a "sugar tax" in line with aims to reduce sugar consumption across the country.

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  • Call for papers: Lancet issue on obesity

    07 Feb 2014

    The Lancet Global Health and The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology are currently taking submissions of articles on all aspects of obesity, and particularly obesity prevention, for potential publication during Obesity Week, Nov 2—7, 2014. The deadline...

  • Ethiopia's First Lady Holds World Cancer Day Address

    04 Feb 2014

    In a meeting to mark World Cancer Day, Ethiopia's First Lady Her Excellency Mrs. Roman Tesfaye brought together major stakeholders working to prevent and control cancer at the Prime Minister’s Office on February 3, 2014. Among the over seventy invited guests were...

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