Rwanda: NCD progress through partnership, better data

Tue, 07/16/2013

16 July (Kigali, Rwanda) - Partners at the NCD Synergies meeting in Kigali discussed the way to improve NCD prevention and care through liaising with stakeholders, as wella s the need for improved data on the NCD burden.

Click here to read a summary via The New Times.

Click here to learn more about the meeting.


New World Bank Report: The Challenge of NCDs and Road Traffic Injuries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Thu, 07/11/2013

The rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), diabetes mellitus, cancers, and chronic respiratory diseases – poses a growing health challenge for Africa; this is compounded by the rise in road traffic injuries (RTIs). Yet, in contrast to communicable diseases, Africa’s epidemic of NCDs and RTIs remains largely hidden.


WHO Press Release: Obesity the “new norm”

Fri, 07/05/2013

The WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and Noncommunicable Diseases in the Context of Health 2020 kicked off yesterday with high-level goverment participants and relevant members of civil society.


Click here for the full WHO press release


Statement to WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and NCDs

Thu, 07/04/2013

The NCD Alliance with 6 other international and European organisations supported a joint statement delivered by the World Cancer Research Fund, to the WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases.

The statement highlights the progresses that have been made in recent months in defining the global architecture for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, including targets and key policy commitments for unhealthy diet and obesity.


Calls to Tobacco Quitline in Senegal Soar 600%

Wed, 07/03/2013

"(New York and Dakar, Senegal) – Calls to Senegal’s national tobacco quit line surged 588 percent during April and May 2013, compared to the previous two months period, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Social Action and World Lung Foundation today. The calls coincide with an intense national campaign to warn people about the harms of tobacco."

Read more via the World Lung Foundation


NCD Child releases paper on NCDs, young people, and technology

Tue, 07/02/2013

NCD Child released their latest issues paper, ‘Young People and NCDs: Harnessing the Culture of Technology” on 2 July 2013. The paper was launched in the margins of the 2013 UN Economic and Social Council's annual meeting, held in Geneva this year.

Click here to learn more and access the paper (via NCD Child).


8th Global Conference on Health Promotion: Final Statement

Tue, 06/25/2013

Final Statement from the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion, which took place in Helsinki, Finland on 10-14 June 2013.

Click here to read the statement.


Cancer Africa Blog: "Chronically ill are condemned"

Thu, 06/20/2013

A blog by Dr. Elizabeth Omondi on "NCD Africa: A Call for The Humane Treatment of Cancer Patients in Africa"

Read the post via GACD


New WHO guidance on childhood obesity, undernutrition in LMICs

Thu, 06/06/2013

"5 JUNE 2013 | GENEVA/NEW YORK - Many low- and middle-income countries are neglecting overweight and obesity as major health threats, with policies in place to tackle undernutrition, but lack policies to halt the growing burden of diseases due to the rise of overweight, and obesity, according to new information released by WHO today."

More information via WHO


Survey: Shortage of Social Media Resources in Global Tobacco Control

Thu, 05/30/2013

"(New York, USA) – In advance of World No Tobacco Day, World Lung Foundation (WLF) revealed the results of a recent survey into the use of social media by tobacco control advocates. Respondents from more than 91 countries – mostly from low-and-middle income countries targeted by tobacco industry as the next growth market – articulated a landscape of great enthusiasm but without formal approach."

More via World Lung Foundation