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Bucharest: Leadership advocacy workshop to protect children from NCDs

15th June 2017

NCD Child convened clinicians, CSOs and young leaders from the European region at the Protecting Children from NCDs:  Leadership Advocacy Workshop that took place in Bucharest this 7th of June.

The NCD Alliance’s Capacity Development Director Dr Cristina Parsons Perez shared the global policy landscape on NCDs with participants and Dr Juana Willumsen of WHO shared a global overview of the state of NCDs in children and adolescents and opportunities for intervention and management of childhood obesity.

The workshop provided an environment to create and support country-level teams to collaboratively address the NCD agenda affecting children and youth in their country. It broke down the advocacy process and guided participants through advocacy planning.

Participants identified specific NCD priorities and potential strategies to begin to address them. Participants will have the opportunity to apply for grants to put their advocacy plans in action.