NCDs: Tsunami' of Diseases Waiting to Hit

Wed, 02/06/2013

NCDs were widely discussed this week at a conference organised by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) on World Cancer Day in Geneva.

Cary Adams, the CEO of UICC and the current Chair of the NCD Alliance, spoke on the increasing burden of NCDs and how there should be a multi-sectoral approach to tackle the 'tsunami of NCDs.'

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Author: Isolda Agazzi

Source: Inter Press Service


Bloomberg on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Wed, 02/06/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg shares his views on how to frame the next set of goals for the global health community. He makes the argument for three principles to be considered for the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Those principles are:


Uganda NCD Alliance Receives Funding from Denmark for its Programmes

Tue, 01/22/2013

Source: Uganda NCD Alliance

The Uganda NCD Alliance has received a $600,000 grant by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) through its partnership with the Danish NCD Alliance.

The financial commitment is part of an ongoing twinning initiative between Denmark and Uganda in an overall effort to reduce the burden of NCDs in Uganda, focusing primarily on treating cancer, diabetes and heart disease and reducing their common risk factors of tobacco use, unhealthy diet and lack of exercise.


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From GBC Health, Cary Adams-Chair of NCD Alliance comments on Why Non-Communicable Diseases Matter to Business

Wed, 01/16/2013

In August 2012, the Chair of the NCD Alliance, Cary Adams, sat down with GBC Health to talk about the impact of NCDs on business, the world economies, and development.


Tobacco Control Paper:“WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the United Nations High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases: Progress and Global Expectations”

Wed, 01/16/2013

Tobacco Control groups from different regions have recently published a joint paper in Global Heart titled  “WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the United Nations High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases: Progress and Global Expectations”

The paper explores the implications and identifies the opportunities of the UN High Level Summit on Noncommunicable Diseases for the implementation of the WHO FCTC from a multi-regional perspective.


BRICS pledge to fight NCDs, promote equal access to care

Mon, 01/14/2013

Following a 2-day meeting last week, members of BRICS have pledged their commitment to collaborate in order to provide citizens with the prevention, treatment, and care necessary to fight non-communicable diseases (NCDs).


Arogya World blog: "NCDs and Development: Is aid the right solution?"

Thu, 01/10/2013

Originally published by Arogya World.

A new blog post examines the role of aid in the response to NCDs and proposes national implementation of low-cost interventions as the way forward.

Read the entire entry here.


UN General Assembly adopts resolution on Universal Health Coverage

Thu, 01/10/2013

The Global Health and Foreign Policy resolution on the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) was unanimously agreed.

Few countries specified the importance of UHC for the prevention and control of NCDs. The USA specifically mentioned strong support for equal access to care based on the principles of Affordable Care Act and challlenges related to access to medicines.


Uganda NCD Alliance hosts a Patient Empowerment Day in Kampala

Fri, 01/04/2013

On December 15th, the Uganda NCD Alliance organized an Patient Empowerment Day, where all the countries top NCD doctors, educators, screeners and counsellors travelled into a rurual community on the outskirts of Kampala to provide a comprehensive set of integrated NCD services for members of the community. 

They hope to continue to organize them on a monthly basis across rural communities in Uganda and serve as an inspiration for other National NCD Alliances.