YP-CDN statement on zero discrimination

Fri, 03/07/2014

The Young Person's Chronic Disease Network has issued a statement against the criminalization and other forms of discrimination against homosexuality on the basis of violation of fundamental human rights including the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health for all.

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MSH & LIVESTRONG Foundation Study Tour 2014

Wed, 03/05/2014

Global Health Council Executive Director Christine Sow accompanied US Senate staff to East Africa on a study tour organized by the Livestrong Foundation and Management Sciences for Health.

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President Ashe Meets with Dr Margaret Chan

Wed, 03/05/2014

President of the General Assembly John W. Ashe met with Dr Margaret Chan on 24th February, when the two discussed current efforts and outstanding targets in noncommunicable diseases.

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WHO Analysis: Alarming Rates of Overweight Children

Thu, 02/27/2014

According to a new report published by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, being overweight is so common that it risks becoming a new norm in the WHO European Region. For example, up to 27% of 13-year-olds and 33% of 11-year olds are overweight.

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ECOSOC Ageing Resolution Updated with NCD Language

Wed, 02/26/2014

Specific NCD language has been accepted for incorporation into the final Commission on Social Development (ECOSOC) Resolution on the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing.

The preambular paragraph recognizes the links between ageing and rising incidence of NCDs.

Operative paragraph 11 encourages the strengthening of policies and approaches to both the physical and mental health of older people, particularly for NCDs, across the continuum of care.

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RHD in Sudan: An advocate's success

Fri, 02/21/2014

Advocat and clinician Dr Sulafa Ali, a member of the World Heart Federation, shares her successes in raising the profile of pediatric cardiology and building RHD programmes in Sudan.

Click here to read via The Lancet.

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East Africa NCD Alliance Initiative

Fri, 02/21/2014

On 16-17 February, the Uganda NCD Alliance (UNCDA) hosted a two day planning meeting of the East Africa NCD Alliance Initiative.

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South Africa National NCD Stakeholder Meeting

Fri, 02/21/2014

On 11-12 February the newly formed South Africa NCD Alliance convened a stakeholder meeting in Johannesburg entitled “A Call to Action: Stopping the Epidemic of NCDs”. The meeting was part of the NCD Alliance program Strengthening Health Systems, Supporting NCD Action, and brought together over 90 participants from government, civil society, healthcare providers, industry and academia.

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Nutrition and Dementia Report: ADI and Compass Group

Wed, 02/12/2014

A joint report of Nutrition and Dementia has been released by Alzheimer's Disease International and Compass Group. The report details specific nutrients linked to dementia prevention and nutritional care for dementia and also highlights links between nutrition and other NCDs.

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A new leader for FCTC

Tue, 02/11/2014

Dr. Vera Luiza Da Costa e Silva will become head of the secretariat for the WHO Framework Convention On Tobacco Control in June. From Brazil and currently Coordinator of the Center for the Study of Tobacco and Health, National School of Public Health, Silva will work at WHO HQ in Geneva.

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