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  • Political commitment, integrated strategies and affordable medicines are necessary for addressing NCDs

    Announcements  |  02nd November 2011

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are threatening millions of lives unless major policy changes take effect, according to experts speaking at a press conference held in Lille, France as part of the 42nd Union World Conference on Lung Health.

  • World Stroke Day - Making the Fight Against Stroke a Global Health Priority

    World Days  |  31st October 2011

    Today is World Stroke Day. There are 15 million people who have a stroke each year. Every other second, an adult or a child, a man or a woman, old or young, suffers a stroke.

  • NCD Alliance welcomes Rio Declaration and calls for joint action on NCDs and Social Determinants

    Announcements  |  24th October 2011

    The NCD Alliance applauds the World Health Organization for convening the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health, coming to an end today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The NCD Alliance congratulates the Government of Brazil for hosting the conference and for providing global leadership on the social determinants of health; and welcomes the adoption of the Rio Declaration as an important and comprehensive set of global commitments.

  • WHO Launches 'Mental Health Atlas 2011'

    Announcements  |  12th October 2011

    “…..New figures from the WHO Mental Health Atlas 2011 indicate that while the need for mental health care is large, with up to 25% of the population requiring it at some point in their lives, there is underinvestment in the sector. The Atlas shows average global spending on mental health is still less than US$ 3 per capita per year and as little as US$ 0.25 per person per year in low-income countries.

  • NCD Alliance welcomes new WHO/WEF reports on tackling rising disease burden

    Announcements  |  23rd September 2011

    New York – The NCD Alliance, a network of more than 2,000 non-government organizations tackling non-communicable diseases (NCDs), today welcomed two new studies aimed at helping decision makers in low- and middle-income countries reduce the growing burden of NCDs. 

  • UN High-Level Meeting puts NCDs on the map, falls short of setting goals or targets

    Press Releases  |  19th September 2011

    Governments must use Summit momentum to agree ambitious targets to curb the epidemic; and are urged to start drafting costed national NCD plans immediately.

  • South Africa leads the world in setting time bound NCD targets ahead of UN HLM on NCDs

    Announcements  |  16th September 2011

    South Africa has set targets to radically reduce NCDs through a set of time-bound commitments, including a target to reduce salt intake to less than 5 g/day by per person by 2020. These targets were announced at a recent National Summit on NCDs held on 12-13 September ahead of next week's UN High-Level Meeting. President Jacob Zuma will be attending the High-Level Meeting and is expected to announce these commitments to member states.

  • World leaders make strong commitment to addressing the Global NCD crisis

    Press Releases  |  11th September 2011

    The NCD Alliance welcomes agreement by leaders of the 193 UN Member States on a Political Declaration recognizing the scale of the global NCD crisis and the urgent need for action ahead of a High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on 19-20 September.