New Lancet Series: NCDs and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Tue, 02/12/2013

New Lancet series supports the inclusion of NCDs in the post-2015 development agenda,
aligning with NCD Alliance objectives


Head of UNDP Helen Clark's Keynote Address at the NCDs and Development Lancet Series Launch

Mon, 02/11/2013

Helen Clark gave the keynote address at the Lancet series Launch of NCDs and Development.

In her address, she looks at the progress being on the health goals in the current MDGs and she explores how health broadly and NCDs could fit into the next development agenda. Finally, she comments on how development actors like UNDP can support multisectoral action to address the burden of NCDs.


World Cancer Day—some personal reflections on NCDs from Dr. Sania Nishtar

Mon, 02/11/2013

Dr. Sania Nishtar represented the NCD Alliance at this years World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland. She reflects on the global dimensions of the NCDs and goes into detail on how her own organisation, Heartfile, has raised awareness of the burden of NCDs in Pakistan.

Her reflections can be found here






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.'

For the full article please click here

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.


World Cancer Day

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4 February, 2014

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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).