International Day of the Girl Child

Fri, 10/11/2013

Launched on October 11 2012, this is the second year we celebrate this special day  dedicated to promoting girls' human rights, highlight gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys and address the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the world.


NCDs a priority for the new agenda, says President of UN GA

Wed, 10/02/2013

In his closing remarks recapping the General Debate of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly, President of the UN General Assembly John Ashe recognized Member States' calls to include NCDs in the future development agenda. 

"Throughout the week, a number of items were mentioned that countries wish to see in our
new agenda care including maternal care, non-communicable
diseases, and the fight against HIV-AIDS, among others."


Chelsea Clinton discusses her work on NCDs

Wed, 09/25/2013

On the 2nd Anniversary of the UN High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) Chelsea Clinton made an appearance on Jon Stewart's Daily Show discussing her commitment to the fight against NCDs.


SEARO Health Ministers adopt "New Delhi Declaration on High Blood Pressure"

Mon, 09/16/2013

At the 31st Meeting of Health Ministers of the WHO South-East Asia Region, SEARO Health Ministers adopted the 'New Delhi Declaration on High Blood Pressure' recognizing that an integrated strategy that addresses multiple NCD risk factors is needed to ensure a sustainable and affordable response to tackle high blood pressure.

Hypertension affects one out of three adults in the South-East Asia Region and increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney failure, contributing to premature death and disability.


Norway first to launch a national NCD strategy

Wed, 09/11/2013

MoH Jonas Gahrs Store launched the NCD strategy with the NCD alliance. From left: Lisbet Rugtvedt Secretary General of the NorwegianHealth Association; Anne Lise Ryel, Secretary General of the Norwegian Cancer Society, MoH Jonas Gahr Støre, Nina Skille, Secretary General of the Norwegian Diabetes Association and Frode Jahren, Secretary General of The Norwegian Heart and Lung Patient Organization (MoH).

From our National NCD Alliance in Norway-


In Celebration of World Heart Day

Tue, 09/10/2013

What is World Heart Day?

World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September each year.


HealthBridge Launchs a New Guide on Tobacco Control for NCD Prevention

Fri, 08/30/2013

HealthBridge has produced a new guide on lessons from tobacco control for NCD prevention. The guide, 'Broadening the Focus from Tobacco Control to NCD Prevention: Enabling Environments for Better Health', focuses on policy intervention that lead to creating enabling environments for the prevention of NCDs.

To access the guideline please click here




Population Reference Bureau launches report on Noncommunicable Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: Youth Are Key to Prevention

Wed, 08/28/2013

The recently released report document the prevalence of NCDs in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, especially among the youth.

Some of the key findings include:


PAHO Launches Consultation to Select R&D Demonstration Projects

Wed, 08/21/2013

PAHO has launched a process to select research and development (R&D) projects that contain innovative coordination and financing mechanisms to accelerate the development of medicines and necessary health technologies in middle- and low-income countries.

To help inform the process, PAHO is hosting a civil society online forum on August 23rd for the development of a small number demonstration projects that will test innovative approaches to coordination and financing for diseases primarily affecting low and middle income countries.


2014 World Congress of Cardiology: Call for abstracts

Mon, 08/19/2013

The World Heart Federation is now accepting abstract submissions for their 2014 World Congress of Cardiology. The Congress will take place 4-7 May 2014, in Melbourne, Australia.

Click here for guidelines and to submit your abstract.