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.


L’Uruguay adopte le paquet de tabac neutre

Tue, 08/14/2018

Pionnier de longue date de la lutte anti-tabac, l’Uruguay se trouve à nouveau en première ligne en devenant le premier pays d’Amérique latine à rendre obligatoire les paquets de cigarettes neutres.


Basic diabetes care shouldn’t depend on luck

A meeting with an exceptional patient causes one NGO employee to reflect on the importance of access to basic care – and the role of the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs in making it happen.


Uruguay adopta el empaquetado genérico para el tabaco

Tue, 08/14/2018

En la vanguardia mundial del control del tabaco, Uruguay lidera nuevamente convirtiéndose en el primer país de América Latina con empaquetado genérico para productos de tabaco.


Journée de la jeunesse 2018 – Espaces sécurisés pour les jeunes

Tue, 08/07/2018

Le thème de la Journée internationale de la jeunesse des Nations Unies (12 août) est : Espaces sécurisés pour les jeunes. Sur Internet, la journée est marquée par le hashtag #youthday.


Investir dans les jeunes, en tant que parties prenantes, nous aidera à vaincre les MNT

Avec la Réunion de haut niveau des Nations Unies et le renouvellement de l’engagement à la Déclaration d’Alma-Ata prévu dans un avenir proche, le Dr Shakira Choonara se livre à une réflexion sur la signification réelle de l’engagement des jeunes.