World leaders make strong commitment to addressing the Global NCD crisis

Sun, 09/11/2011

The NCD Alliance welcomes agreement by leaders of the 193 UN Member States on a Political Declaration recognizing the scale of the global NCD crisis and the urgent need for action ahead of a High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on 19-20 September.


WHO / Union Collaborative Framework for TB and Diabetes launched

Sat, 09/03/2011

In early 2009, a meeting was held in Geneva between the World Health Organization (WHO) Stop TB Department and Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, the World Diabetes Foundation and The Union to discuss how to respond to the growing threat of diabetes-associated tuberculosis. Now after much collaborative work between these and other stakeholders, the WHO/Union Collaborative Framework for Care and Control of TB and Diabetes has been launched.


Salt reduction under threat at the UN High-Level Meeting in New York

Thu, 09/01/2011

World Action on Salt and Health has today released a statement calling for all countries to support Norway's proposed target in UN High-Level Meeting negotiations requesting member states to commit to reducing worldwide salt consumption to 5/g per capita.


First Kenya National Forum on NCDs concludes with the Naivasha Call for Action

Tue, 08/30/2011

The Naivasha Call for Action on Noncommunicable Diseases, August 2011 We, the participants of the First National Forum on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) appreciate the role of the Government in focusing attention on these conditions and note with concern that: 1. Noncommunicable diseases are a major public health concern in the country 2. Noncommunicable diseases cause over 50% of all hospital deaths and hospital admissions 3. By 2030, noncommunicable diseases will contribute to over 60% of the total national mortality


Media Release: UN Member States jeopardise international progress on non-communicable disease epidemic

Wed, 08/17/2011

Geneva - International progress on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease, is at grave risk, because of recent efforts by some member states to postpone and weaken United Nations negotiations, an alliance of civil society organisations warned today.


NCD Alliance Launches Human Rights Brief

Tue, 08/16/2011

The Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization states, “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition. ” Prepared by the NCD Alliance Human Rights Working Group, this briefing paper covers the issue of implementation for prevention, the right to essential medicines and technologies for NCDs, vulnerable populations, monitoring and reporting. Furthermore, 10 key recommendations are outlined.


22 Countries Gather in Tonga to Unite in the Fight Against NCDs at the Third Pacific NCD Forum

Mon, 08/15/2011

The Third Pacific Non-communicable Disease (NCD) Forum has brought together more than 70 doctors, health experts, NGOs and representatives of international organizations from 22 countries to the capital Nuku'alofa, to share lessons learned and address country experiences from today's leading causes of death and morbidity in the Pacific Island Countries and territories, NCDs. [Picture: Lord Tu'ivakano, Prime Minister with Dr Puloka]


International Food Information Council Foundation’s Global Diet and Physical Activity Communications Summit

Event start date: 
18 September, 2011

Date: Monday, September 19, 2011

Time: 10:30 am-7:30 pm

Location: The Union League Club

NCDA Position Statement: Delays, No Accountability or Time Commitments for UN Summit is No Commitment at All

Thu, 08/11/2011

The NCD Alliance, a global coalition of organizations from over 170 countries focusing on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), is gravely concerned that international progress on NCDs is at serious risk with recent efforts to postpone negotiations, while blocking accountability measures and time based targets in the UN Political Declaration on NCDs ahead of the September High-Level Meeting (HLM) on the prevention and control of NCDs. 


Less than 100 days to the Summit: A perspective

Wed, 07/27/2011

IDF President Jean Claude Mbanya, looks at what IDF and the NCD Alliance hope to achieve from the UN Summit on NCDs, in an editorial Less than 100 days to the UN Summit published in the July issue of “Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice”, Official Journal of the International Diabetes Federation.