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  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon calls for an international commitment for NCDs

    Announcements  |  28th January 2011

    27 January 2011 – With non-communicable diseases such as cancer, stroke and heart disease accounting for 60 per cent of all deaths, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the world's businesses leaders to help curb the risk factors behind a scourge that is expected to increase by half in developing countries by 2030.

  • NCD Alliance appoints new Executive Director

     |  07th January 2011

    The Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (NCD Alliance) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Téa Collins as Executive Director, effective 1 January 2011. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr Collins will guide the Alliance in its mission to put non-communicable diseases on the global health agenda and improve the lives of people living with NCDs. Dr Collins’ appointment comes at an opportune time, in light of the UN Summit on NCDs to be held in September in New York.

  • UN Member States unanimously adopt Modalities Resolution ahead of the UN Summit on NCDs on September 2011

    Announcements  |  07th January 2011

    On 23rd December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted a UN Modalities Resolution outlining the length, details and agenda of the UN Summit on Non- Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which will take place on 19–20th September 2011 in New York. 

  • NCD Alliance takes 'The Elephant in the Room' to major EU Development Conference

    Announcements  |  06th December 2010

    Brussels, Belgium 06 December 2010 NCDs cause 60% of all global deaths, but receive just 2.3% of international development assistance for health. 80% of deaths caused by NCDs occur in developing countries. Yet, the international community displays no sense of urgency or outrage about NCDs, the silent killer that is threatening development and economic progress.

  • 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.