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.


    April 2021

  • International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

    When: 06th April 2021 Read more
  • World Health Day

    When: 07th April 2021

    The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April. 

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  • World Bank/IMF Spring Meeting

    When: 09th April 2021 - 11th April 2021

    The 2021 Spring Meetings will take place April 9 - 11, 2021. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

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  • Insulin100

    When: 15th April 2021 - 16th April 2021

    A scientific symposium (virtual meeting) organized In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the University of Toronto’s discovery of insulin

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  • From Promises to Action: Supporting Implementation of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact

    When: 15th April 2021

    Join the NCD Alliance and the International Diabetes Federation for a virtual event on 15th April 2021 following the launch of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact.

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  • World Immunization Week 2021

    When: 24th April 2021 - 30th April 2021

    World Immunization Week is a global public health campaign to raise awareness and increase rates of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases around the world.

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  • May 2021

  • World Pulmonary Hypertension Day

    When: 05th May 2021

    World Pulmonary Hypertension Day is an annual global event to raise awareness of pulmonary hypertension (PH), a severe condition affecting the lungs and heart. 

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  • WHO World Health Assembly

    When: 24th May 2021 - 01st June 2021

    The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. It is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland. 

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  • World No Tobacco Day

    When: 31st May 2021

    This day informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and health living. 

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  • June 2021

  • UN high-level meeting on HIV and AIDS in 2021

    When: 08th June 2021 - 10th June 2021

    The high-level meeting will review the progress made in reducing the impact of HIV since the last United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting on HIV and AIDS in 2016 and the General Assembly expects to adopt a new political declaration to guide the future direction of the response.

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  • International NASH Day

    When: 12th June 2021

    International NASH Day - held annually on 12 June - is dedicated to increase awareness about non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH among various populations. 

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  • World Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Conference

    When: 30th June 2021 - 03rd July 2021

    The World Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Conference is an established scientific conference organised by IFPA. It presents the latest developments in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis research. Because medical professionals from both the dermatology and rheumatology field attend, the conference provides a unique cross-specialty forum.

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  • July 2021

  • UN High-Level Political Forum

    When: 06th July 2021 - 15th July 2021
  • August 2021

  • World Breastfeeding Week

    When: 01st August 2021 - 07th August 2021

    World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is a global campaign to raise awareness and galvanise action on themes related to breastfeeding.

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  • The World Economic Forum Special Annual Meeting 2021

    When: 17th August 2021 - 20th August 2021

    The World Economic Forum Special Annual Meeting 2021 in Singapore will convene from 17 - 20 August 2021. The meeting follows the success of the Forum's virtual Davos Agenda in January, which brought together world leaders from government, business and society. 

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  • September 2021

  • Global Week for Action on NCDs

    When: 06th September 2021 - 12th September 2021

    Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the number one cause of death and disability in the world. The annual Global Week for Action on NCDs campaign draws on outrage, energy, inspiration, determination and optimism to focus efforts on ensuring NCD prevention and control get the attention and action they deserve. 

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  • 76th Session of the UN General Assembly

    When: 21st September 2021 - 30th September 2021 Read more
  • World Alzheimer's Day

    When: 21st September 2021

    Every September, people come together from all around the world to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around dementia. 

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  • FDI World Dental Congress 2021

    When: 26th September 2021 - 29th September 2021

    The 2021 WDC will deliver an innovative scientific programme, interactive fora, and an expansive exhibition, attended by the most prominent figures in the dental industry.

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  • World Heart Day

    When: 29th September 2021

    Created by the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day informs people around the globe that cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 17.9 million lives each year, and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD. 

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  • 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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  • 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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  • World Stroke Day

    When: 29th October 2021

    A stroke can happen to anyone, at anytime, anywhere. #1in4 adults will have a stroke in their lifetime. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, but almost all strokes could be prevented.

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  • November 2021

  • 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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  • 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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