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


Article Series on Cardiology in Africa

Tue, 05/28/2013

Several prominent doctors with a strong background on NCDs in Africa have written reviews on heart disease, diabetes and stroke in the region including the former President of the International Diabetes Federation, Prof. Jean-Claude Mbanya.

The reviews have been published in the Heart Magazine a component of the BMJ group and be found here


A Major Victory at the World Health Assembly for NCDs

Mon, 05/27/2013

This years World Health Assembly (WHA) was a major moment for NCDs, marking the end of several ongoing consultation processes and putting in place the strong foundations of a global NCD framework.

During the week of WHA, countries began to earnestly discuss a draft “omnibus resolution” on NCDs. This resolution sought to combine major decisions and recommendations in a single, comprehensive resolution.


Global experts agree NCDs must be central in future global development agenda

Fri, 01/29/2016

Global health and development experts gathered today to call for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to be integrated into the post-2015 development agenda, following the opening day of the sixty-sixth World Health Assembly (WHA).


IP Watch: World Health Assembly Starts Next Week: R&D, NCDs, Pandemics Top Agenda

Fri, 05/17/2013

There will be several important items up for discussion at 66th World Health Assembly. The article touches upon some of them including NCDs as a 'big agenda item.' The NCD Alliance's Director of Policy and Campaigns was interviewed.

For the article please click here.




Call for applications: Research Fellowships for NCDs in Africa

Thu, 05/09/2013

"The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), are pleased to announce the call for applications for Research Fellowships for the Analysis of NCD Prevention Policies in Africa (ANPPA). The ANPPA Fellowship Program seeks to build capacity and the knowledge base for the utilization of multi-sectoral approaches in policy formulation and implementation for NCD prevention in the region."

Click here for more information from APHRC.


Asthma control requires affordable, accessible quality-assured essential medicines

Tue, 05/07/2013

3 May 2013,  Paris, France – “It’s time to control asthma”, according to this year’s World Asthma Day theme, but the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) says the low availability and the prohibitive cost of asthma inhalers continue to be serious challenges in low- and middle-income countries.  With the vast majority of the 235 million people affected by asthma living in such limited-resource settings, The Union established the Asthma Drug Facility (ADF) to help overcome these barriers. 


Tobacco Control Advocates in Senegal Push for Tougher Laws

Tue, 04/30/2013

Tobacco control advocates in Senegal are working hard to ensure a strong tobacco control law that includes smoke-free pubic places and ad bans passes this year.

Click here to learn more and sign the petition to support them.