Women and NCDs: A call to action

13th March 2017

The NCD Alliance and the Task Force on Women and NCDs are calling on governments to take urgent action to integrate NCDs into existing HIV/AIDS and maternal health programmes, ensure Universal Health Coverage, and adopt a gender and evidence-based approach to tackling NCDs across the life course. 

This series of pocket cards, “Women and NCDs: A Call to Action”, explores the impact of NCDs at various points throughout the life course, highlighting opportunities for action. 
These four cards - girls under five years; girls and adolescents; reproductive years; and beyond reproductive years - delve into some of the most pressing risk factors and NCDs girls and women might encounter at different stages of life, emphasizing the need to deliver integrated, gender-responsive services and programmes.