Stay up-to-date on global NCD theme events.

Find here all about NCD Alliance upcoming events, such as NCD Dialogues and NCD Café, as well as other NCD theme events around the world.


    October 2021

  • World Mental Health Day

    When: 10th October 2021

    World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.

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  • 7th Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) 2021

    When: 11th October 2021 - 14th October 2021

    Themed “INVESTING IN PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS; Building momentum towards the Framework Convention on Alcohol Control” GAPC 2021 will build on the interesting national alcohol policy scene in South Africa and draw the best from the global context to create a truly international conference.

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  • The Global Alcohol Policy Alliance Virtual Event 2021

    When: 12th October 2021 - 14th October 2021

    The Global Alcohol Policy Alliance Virtual Event 2021 will be held 12-14 October 2021, in the same week that was originally planned for GAPC 2021. Each day there will be a session with key-note speakers which will be followed by a regional session with comments from a panel of regional representatives and discussion among participants.

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  • Global Alcohol Policy Conference in Cape Town

    When: 12th October 2021 - 14th October 2021

    GAPA Virtual Event offers interactive sessions in different time zones. Each day there will be a session with key-note speakers which will be followed by a regional session with comments from a panel of regional representatives and discussion among participants.

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  • World Sight Day

    When: 14th October 2021

    World Sight Day is an important day in the eye health calendar. It is an annual awareness day that is observed on the second Thursday of October every year. World Sight Day aims to focus global attention on blindness, vision impairment and eye care.

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  • Webinar: Successes and Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

    When: 20th October 2021

    This year, South American countries achieved a dramatic landmark in public health: The citizens of every South American country are now protected from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Join Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to hear directly from advocates about how tobacco control movements have succeeded in strengthening tobacco control policies in Latin America and the Caribbean countries—and what challenges still lie ahead. 

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  • World Health Summit

    When: 24th October 2021 - 26th October 2021

    Every October, the World Health Summit draws international experts from academia, politics, the private sector, and civil society to Berlin. During the three-day summit, stakeholders and decision-makers from 100 countries and every field in healthcare work together to find solutions to global health challenges and set the agenda for a healthier future.

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  • World Cancer Leaders' Summit

    When: 25th October 2021 - 26th October 2021

    Global influencers and leaders in cancer control and public health from around the world and from across governments, UN agencies, academia, non-profit organisations and private sectors will convene in order to explore how the cancer community works with and encourages governments to invest in cancer control and be innovative in their approach so they can better understand their cancer burden, improve prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer.

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  • World Psoriasis Day

    When: 29th October 2021

    IFPA presents World Psoriasis Day as an annual day dedicated to people with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis. It has been celebrated on October 29 for more than a decade. On World Psoriasis Day, our member associations and their supporters organise activities around the world to raise awareness of psoriasis.

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  • Tobacco Control: a critical piece of the global health puzzle

    When: 29th October 2021

    Cancer Research UK and our expert partners will highlight the impact tobacco has on the health and economies of countries. They will emphasise the importance of tobacco control policies, in particular, tobacco taxation, to achieving good health for all and SDG 3.4.

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  • World Stroke Day

    When: 29th October 2021

    World Stroke Day is an annual global awareness day taking place on 29 October each year. It was established by World Stroke Organization in 2006 to provide a global platform to increase public awareness of stroke risks and prevention and stroke symptoms. The World Stroke Day campaign is developed in partnership with WSO members to provide a coordinated global focal point for public communication. More information about the campaign is available from

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  • November 2021

  • Building Forward Better: Catalysing Investments for NCDs

    When: 03rd November 2021

    This virtual event will share lessons of the challenges and opportunities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic on global, regional, and national finances and NCD responses. 

  • Illicit Tobacco Trade- a barrier to achieving tobacco control

    When: 04th November 2021

    Illicit tobacco trade is a prevailing barrier in the implementation and success of tobacco control policies, particularly the introduction or increase of tobacco tax. It is used as an unfounded argument against the introduction of tobacco tax and as a tool to maintain access to cheap cigarettes when their price increases. This keeps smokers addicted to tobacco and at risk of cancer and other non-communicable disease, as well as making cigarettes more accessible to young people. Hear from research partners on how illicit cigarette trade operates in their countries, the impact it has on communities, and the strategies adopted to limit the impact of illicit trade on the implementation of tobacco control policies.

  • World Diabetes Day

    When: 14th November 2021

    World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. It is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.

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  • Rwanda National NCD Conference 2021

    When: 25th November 2021 - 26th November 2021

    The Rwanda NCD Alliance is organizing the National NCD Conference in Kigali-Rwanda, November 2021 to facilitate the advocacy efforts on NCDs and UHC to leave no one behind in NCDs response.

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  • December 2021

  • World Aids Day

    When: 01st December 2021

    World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. 

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