Launched on October 11 2012, this is the second year we celebrate this special day dedicated to promoting girls' human rights, highlight gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys and address the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls...
11 Oct 2013
07 Oct 2013
The Cameroon Coalition against Tobacco has launched a petition for the adoption of an anti-smoking law in Cameroon.
Click here to learn more and sign in the petition (English) and...
03 Oct 2013
A new review by David Hunter and Professor K. Srinath Reddy on the global burden, challenges, and urgent need for action on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the "predominant global public health challenge of the 21st century."
02 Oct 2013
In his closing remarks recapping the General Debate of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly, President of the UN General Assembly John Ashe recognized Member States' calls to include NCDs in the future development agenda.
"Throughout the week, a number...
25 Sep 2013
On the 2nd Anniversary of the UN High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) Chelsea Clinton made an appearance on Jon Stewart's Daily Show discussing her commitment to the fight against NCDs.
Clinton, who is vice chairman of the...
16 Sep 2013
At the 31st Meeting of Health Ministers of the WHO South-East Asia Region, SEARO Health Ministers adopted the 'New Delhi Declaration on High Blood Pressure' recognizing that an integrated strategy that addresses multiple NCD risk factors is needed to ensure a sustainable...
11 Sep 2013
MoH Jonas Gahrs Store launched the NCD strategy with the NCD alliance. From left: Lisbet Rugtvedt Secretary General of the NorwegianHealth Association; Anne Lise Ryel,...
10 Sep 2013
What is World Heart Day?
World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September each year.
- World leaders committed to reducing global mortality...
30 Aug 2013
HealthBridge has produced a new guide on lessons from tobacco control for NCD prevention. The guide, 'Broadening the Focus from Tobacco Control to NCD Prevention: Enabling Environments for Better Health', focuses on policy intervention that lead to creating...
Population Reference Bureau launches report on Noncommunicable Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: Youth Are Key to Prevention28 Aug 2013
The recently released report document the prevalence of NCDs in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, especially among the youth.
Some of the key findings include:
- Deaths from NCDs occur at earlier ages in particular for ment
- The regions...