NCD Child
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NCD Child

NCD Child is a global multi-stakeholder coalition, championing the rights and needs of children, adolescents, and young people living with or at risk of developing NCDs.

NCD Child is committed to the prevention and treatment of NCDs throughout the life-course. In collaboration with health professionals, NGOs, governments, private donors, and importantly, young people, we advocate for the rights of children, adolescents, and young people and promote policies to minimize preventable death and disability in young people.

NCDA supporter & full member

About NCD Child

NCD Child began as a child-focused working group of the NCD Alliance ahead of the September 2011 first UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs. It launched as a formal coalition, founded by CLAN (Caring & Living As Neighbors), an Australian-based NGO in 2012, to ensure the unique needs of children, adolescents, and young people remained a priority for countries, civil society organisations, and UN agencies.

The founding members of the coalition are American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad (AYUDA); Caring and Living as Neighbours (CLAN); Harvard Global Equity Initiative (HGEI); International Pediatric Association (IPA); American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH); International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH); Medtronic Foundation; Public Health Institute (PHI); Save the Children; The Geddes Group; and UNICEF.

In 2012, NCD Child published the Oakland Statement with the NCD community, advocating for the health needs of children and adolescents across the global NCD agenda. The Oakland Statement continues to provide guidance and context to NCD Child’s agenda.

In 2014, the Secretariat for NCD Child moved from CLAN to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a US-based membership organisation of 67,000 pediatricians and pediatric medical subspecialists and surgical specialists dedicated to the health of all children.

In 2020, the Secretariat transitioned from AAP to the Centre for Global Child Health at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada. SickKids Centre for Global Child Health is the dedicated hub for global child health-focused activities at SickKids. Through collaborative research, sustainable capacity building through education, the use of evidence to inform policy, and advocacy for improved health for children and families, the Centre is committed to improving the lives of children and their families in resource-poor environments around the world.

NCD Child continues to be a voice for the rights of children, adolescents, and young people at risk of, living with and affected by NCDs through education, raising awareness, and broader participation in the global health and development discourse.


Centre for Global Child Health
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
525 University Avenue
Suite 702
Toronto, ON, Canada
M5G 2L3