In Celebration of World Heart Day

Tue, 09/10/2013

What is World Heart Day?

World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September each year.


HealthBridge Launchs a New Guide on Tobacco Control for NCD Prevention

Fri, 08/30/2013

HealthBridge has produced a new guide on lessons from tobacco control for NCD prevention. The guide, 'Broadening the Focus from Tobacco Control to NCD Prevention: Enabling Environments for Better Health', focuses on policy intervention that lead to creating enabling environments for the prevention of NCDs.

To access the guideline please click here




Population Reference Bureau launches report on Noncommunicable Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: Youth Are Key to Prevention

Wed, 08/28/2013

The recently released report document the prevalence of NCDs in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, especially among the youth.

Some of the key findings include:


PAHO Launches Consultation to Select R&D Demonstration Projects

Wed, 08/21/2013

PAHO has launched a process to select research and development (R&D) projects that contain innovative coordination and financing mechanisms to accelerate the development of medicines and necessary health technologies in middle- and low-income countries.

To help inform the process, PAHO is hosting a civil society online forum on August 23rd for the development of a small number demonstration projects that will test innovative approaches to coordination and financing for diseases primarily affecting low and middle income countries.


2014 World Congress of Cardiology: Call for abstracts

Mon, 08/19/2013

The World Heart Federation is now accepting abstract submissions for their 2014 World Congress of Cardiology. The Congress will take place 4-7 May 2014, in Melbourne, Australia.

Click here for guidelines and to submit your abstract.


New infographic on CVD and physical activity

Fri, 08/16/2013

The World Heart Federation has launched a new infopraphic on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and physical activity. CVD, including heart attacks and stroke, are responsible for 17.3 million deaths per year. Physical activity is a critical one can redue their risk for CVD.

Click here to view the infographic.


Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases to fund type 2 diabetes research

Fri, 07/26/2013

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) has announced their intention to fund landmark research into type 2 diabetes.


Provide your feedback for the World Cancer Declaration Refresh

Tue, 07/23/2013

Help better position cancer in international discussions of the broader health and development community by providing your comments by 2 August 2013 on the UICC World Cancer Declaration.

Click here to read the WCD and provide comments.


Rwanda: NCD progress through partnership, better data

Tue, 07/16/2013

16 July (Kigali, Rwanda) - Partners at the NCD Synergies meeting in Kigali discussed the way to improve NCD prevention and care through liaising with stakeholders, as wella s the need for improved data on the NCD burden.

Click here to read a summary via The New Times.

Click here to learn more about the meeting.


New World Bank Report: The Challenge of NCDs and Road Traffic Injuries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Thu, 07/11/2013

The rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), diabetes mellitus, cancers, and chronic respiratory diseases – poses a growing health challenge for Africa; this is compounded by the rise in road traffic injuries (RTIs). Yet, in contrast to communicable diseases, Africa’s epidemic of NCDs and RTIs remains largely hidden.