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  • Everyone’s right to kidney health - achieving kidney health equity across the globe

    12th March 2019

    This year World Kidney Day on March 14, themed Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere, calls for universal health coverage (UHC) for prevention and early treatment of kidney disease. Read this week's blog to undrestand why and how to join in.

  • Making streets safer across the United States

    11th February 2019

    As part of their mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer healthier lives, the American Heart Association supports cities and states in the U.S. making policy changes for healthier communities, like through Voices for Healthy Kids, focusing on childhood health and works to create safe active environments where walking and cycling are part of everyday life and culture

  • The accidental teacher

    30th January 2019

    In our latest blog for World Cancer Day, Ebele Mbanugo shares why "I am an advocate and I will educate" is her mantra this 4th February.

  • Bolstering accountability must be our new year’s resolution for 2019: 9 tools to help

    15th January 2019

    Jess Beagley explains why embracing accountability is the New Year's Resolution we should all commit to for 2019, sharing some handy and recent tools to help you along the way to making good of your own commitment to do more for NCDs this post-HLM3 year. 

  • Moment of reflection after a whirlwind year

    11th December 2018

    As the dust settles on a big year for NCDs, we have time to reflect on the year and think about our role moving forward. Beatriz Champagne of the Healthy Latin America Coalition (CLAS) shares her reflections.

  • People first: the voices for Universal Health Coverage

    05th December 2018

    Universal Health Coverage means ensuring that everyone, everywhere, can access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship. With NCDs ravaging households and societies, the need for UHC has never been more urgent.

  • Child rights: the right approach for governments to protect children from harmful marketing

    15th November 2018

    States are under pressure to better protect children from the harmful impact that unhealthy food marketing has on them. Recent Unicef and WHO EURO reports explain why a child rights approach is key to securing their right to health.

  • A question of how, not if: the importance of including dementia in mental health discussions

    07th November 2018

    Dementia has grown in stature as a priority disease in the mental health debate, but we are far from acknowledgement of the epidemic it is. Meanwhile, we need more mental health support for people affected by dementia, writes Annie Bliss.