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.


New survey shows rise of diabetes in TB patients

Mon, 04/22/2013

The results of a survey conducted by the Union and the State TB Cell in October 2011 has shown the rise of diabetes in TB patients. With a sample of 552 TB patients the prevalence of diabetes was 44% and 84% of these were not properly treated for diabetes.

This has led the Health Department to integrate the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) with the State’s Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD).

For the article please click here


BRICS need to address the rise of obesity and diabetes

Thu, 04/11/2013

The article highlights the lack of priority and investment of BRICS on healthcare spending and infrastructure to tackle the rise of NCDs within their own countries.

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Graphic Warnings on Cigarettes in Fiji by October

Thu, 04/11/2013

All cigarette packs in Fiji will carry graphic warnings to depict the dangers of smoking by October.

Read more via the Fiji Times


Organizations in Nepal unite to fight NCDs

Tue, 03/26/2013

A group of organizations has united in an alliance to fight non-communicable diseases in Nepal. According to The Himalayan Times, "the alliance will advocate a policy on NCDs with the government."

Read more via The Himalayan Times