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  • NCD Alliance receives major grant from Medtronic ahead of UN Summit

    Announcements  |  23rd September 2010

    A major donation to the NCD Alliance in the lead-up to the United Nations Summit on Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) was announced today in the form of a USD$1 million grant by the Medtronic Foundation. The financial commitment was announced at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York as part of an overall strategic effort to reduce the burden of NCDs.

  • NCD Alliance Launches Plan for UN NCD Summit

    Announcements  |  17th September 2010

    In less than one year’s time, a momentous opportunity will present itself to put non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the global health and development agenda. The UN High Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases in September 2011 is a global platform from which the world can be moved from rhetoric to action.

  • A Historic First: UN NGO conference highlights NCDs

    Announcements  |  06th September 2010

    The final Declaration of the annual United Nations conference for NGOs recognises noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) as one of the significant health challenges facing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Declaration from the Conference, agreed by 1,600 participants representing over 350 NGOs from more than 70 countries, also called on governments to “respect and implement” international health agreements such as the FCTC.

  • UN Report highlights NCDs as key barrier to achieving Millennium Development Goals

    Announcements  |  29th July 2010

    The NCD Alliance welcomes a consultation report released by the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) summarizing the progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The report, which compiles civil society’s views on subjects relating to the achievement of the MDGs, will prove to be a valuable resource leading up to the MDG Summit.

  • 54 UN member states call for action on Non-communicable diseases at ECOSOC

    Announcements  |  12th July 2010

    The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations recently highlighted the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on women and girls and called on the international community to take action on addressing NCDs and strengthen health systems. In a communiqué issued after a high-level meeting from June 28 to July 2 in New York, ECOSOC’s 54 member countries recognized, “the increasing incidence of NCDs and their impact on women.” They stressed the need for multi-sectoral responses and the integration of cost-effective interventions aimed at combating these diseases.

  • Pacific Islands Declare Health Emergency due to NCDs

    Announcements  |  16th June 2010

    The Pacific Island Health Officers Association declared a Regional State of Health Emergency on May 25th due to the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the United States Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI), which include American Samoa, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.

  • World Health Organization welcomes the adoption of UN Resolution on Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

    Announcements  |  14th May 2010

    Dr Ala Alwan, Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases & Mental Health at the