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  • The International Diabetes Federation unveils 'Call to Action on Diabetes' on World Diabetes Day

    World Days  |  16th November 2010

    On top of engaging millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness, World Diabetes Day 2010 was also marked by the launch of IDF's ‘A Call to Action on Diabetes’, the first milestone in the Federation's Diabetes Roadmap programme and efforts towards the United Nations Heads of State Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases in September 2011.

  • NCD Alliance Presidents Make a Joint Call To Action in The Lancet

    Announcements  |  16th November 2010

    In a comment linked to the newly launched Lancet 3rd Series on Chronic Diseases and Development,

  • Argentina anti-tobacco program receives global Heart Hero Award

    Announcements  |  16th November 2010

    Olavarría: Tobacco Free City, a city-run tobacco advocacy, education, and support program, was presented with the globally-recognized Louise Lown Heart Hero Award from ProCor. Olavarría, a city of 120,000 people 350km south of Buenos Aires, faces an uphill battle in its fight against tobacco: Argentina has the second highest smoking prevalence in all of Central and South America. According to local health data, one-third of adults in Olavarría use tobacco and almost half of the mortality rate is attributed to chronic diseases such as hypertension, stroke, and cancer.

  • 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  |  6th 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.