New in the Lancet: "Innovative financing for health: what is truly innovative?"

Mon, 11/05/2012

"...The continued global economic crisis means that increased external financing from traditional donors is unlikely in the near term. Hence, new funding has to be sought from innovative financing sources to sustain the gains made in global health, to achieve the health Millennium Development Goals, and to address the emerging burden from non-communicable diseases...."

Rifat Atun , Felicia Marie Knaul, Yoko Akachi, Julio Frenk
The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 24 October 2012


Socioeconomic inequalities in NCD risk factors in LMICs: results from the World Health Survey

Thu, 11/01/2012

BMC Public Health - October 28, 2012


Available online as a PDF

“,,,,Monitoring inequalities in noncommunicable disease risk factor prevalence can help to inform and target effective interventions. The prevalence of current daily smoking, low fruit and vegetable consumption, physical inactivity, and heavy episodic alcohol drinking were quantified and compared across wealth and education levels in low- and middle-income country groups."


GSO 2012 Colloquium Series On NCDs

Event start date: 
30 October, 2012

30 October 2012

Geneva, Switzerland.

"Developing a Framework for a Call to Action: A Collaborative Multi-Stakeholder and Multi-Sectoral Approach for Non-Communicable Diseases"

Host: Geneva Social Observatory

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2nd Anniversary of the HLM on NCDs

We are very proud and happy to mark the second anniversary of the UN High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases and the adoption of the Political Declaration on NCDs on 19-20 September 2011.

World Heart Day

Event start date: 
29 September, 2012

29 September 2012

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World No Tobacco Day Celebrated Across the World

Tue, 06/15/2010

North Africa program “Smoke-free at Work” initiative On World No Tobacco Day, hundreds of youth from Tunisia and Algeria gathered at one of the many community activism events organized by a handful of Youth Advocacy Leaders, as part of the “Smoke-free at Work” Initiative (or “Travaillons Sans Fumée”, its name in French), to raise awareness around the dangers of secondhand smoke in the workplace.


La Semaine d'action mondiale se conclut sur un appel unifié et retentissant à agir maintenant contre les MNT !

Wed, 09/27/2023

Des millions de personnes de la communauté des MNT ont participé à la Semaine d'action mondiale sur les MNT 2023 (du 14 au 21 septembre), et se sont unies pour faire passer un message haut et fort : il est temps de prendre soin !


Para celebrar: en México entró en vigor la ley para la eliminación de los ácidos grasos trans de producción industrial

El miércoles 20 de septiembre celebramos la entrada en vigor de la ley para la eliminación de los ácidos grasos trans de producción industrial en México.


La Réunion de haut niveau des Nations Unies sur la couverture sanitaire universelle n’a pas tenu ses promesses

Fri, 09/22/2023

Malgré une attention sans précédent portée à la santé et les grandes déclarations faites par de nombreux gouvernements, les engagements pris n’ont pas été à la hauteur des actions et objectifs concrets nécessaires. 


A celebratory occasion: Mexico's law for the elimination of industrially-produced trans fatty acids enters into force

On Wednesday 20 September, we celebrated the entry into force of a law for the elimination of industrially-produced trans fatty acids in Mexico.