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  • Global Nutrition Report 2015: Call for submissions on nutrition country profiles

    17 Feb 2015

    The Global Nutrition Report 2014 published 193 Nutrition Country Profiles, capturing the status and progress of all UN Member States.

    Nutrition Country Profiles include over 80 indicators detailing child, adolescent, and adult anthropometry and nutritional status, as well...

  • 10th Anniversary of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

    12 Feb 2015

    February 27 is the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The treaty now has 180 Parties, which account for nearly 90% of the world's population.

    To mark the event, the Convention Secretariat will hold an...

  • Advocacy internship opportunity

    11 Feb 2015

    The NCD Alliance (NCDA) and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) are offering an internship opportunity supporting the respective advocacy leads in our Geneva offices.

    This is an exciting opportunity to work in...

  • Communications internship opportunity

    11 Feb 2015

    The NCD Alliance (NCDA) is offering an internship opportunity to support the Communications Manager in our Geneva offices. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a respected civil society alliance on a priority global health issue.

    The role is designed to provide...

  • International Childhood Cancer Day

    11 Feb 2015

    The global campaign for better access to care for children and adolescents with cancer will be launch on 15 February. The day promotes increased appreciation and deeper understanding of issues and challenges impacting childhood cancer and the survivors.

    It also spotlights...

  • #NotBeyondUs

    05 Feb 2015

    More than 600 events in over 100 countries marked the celebration of World Cancer Day yesterday. This year's theme, "Not Beyond Us" highlighted existing solutions across the continuum of cancer that are within our reach to help diminish the global burden of disease...

  • Call to affordable funding increase into cancer services #WorldCancerDay

    04 Feb 2015

    On World Cancer Day 2015, leading global public health experts from the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) announce that millions of lives can be saved through affordable increases in the investment into cancer services...

  • Updates on the WHO Executive Board 136th Session

    29 Jan 2015

    Member States are meeting in Geneva this week for the 136th Session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board.

    Relevant items on the agenda include the proposed WHO framework of engagement with non state actors, follow up to the 2014 UN High-level Review on...

  • NCD Alliance submits statement to UN Commission for Social Development

    27 Jan 2015

    The 53rd Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSOcD53) will take place from 4 – 13 February 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York. The theme for the session and for the Commission’s policy cycle 2015-2016 is “Rethinking and strengthening social...

  • World Conference on Tobacco or Health: Registration is open

    27 Jan 2015

    The 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) will be held from 17 to 21 March 2015 in Abu Dhabi, the Capital City of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    This is the world's largest gathering of tobacco control advocates, policy makers, researchers, public health...

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