Nutrition for Growth 2016: Baton passed for a pledging moment in 2017

Thu, 08/11/2016

The Nutrition for Growth meeting on the eve of the Rio Olympics gave pause to reflect, and look toward 2017 for an opportunity for governments to plege scaled up commitments.

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Consultation on update to Appendix 3 to WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020 commences

Wed, 08/03/2016

WHO has published a Discussion Paper proposing updates to Appendix 3 to the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020. Consultation period for the proposed updates closes on 1 September 2016.

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CARICOM pledges stronger action on NCDs

Thu, 07/28/2016

Good news for the NCD response in the Caribbean! The communiqué issued at the thirty-seventh CARICOM Heads of Government Conference places chronic diseases firmly on the leaders’ agenda.

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High-level Political Forum update

Tue, 07/26/2016

The first ECOSOC High-level Political Forum following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recently concluded in New York on 20 July with the adoption of a Ministerial Declaration.

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Public Spaces: A key tool to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Public spaces interventions have the potential to contribute to progress across numerous Agenda 2030 goals and targets, not only SDG11 on Sustainable Cities. Find out more in this blog by HealthBridge's Kristie Daniel.

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Joint event on NCDs and sustainable development during ECOSOC HLPF

Wed, 07/20/2016

Caricom and NCD Alliance hosted an event on NCDs and sustainable development during the high-level ministerial segment of the ECOSOC High-level Political Forum in New York.

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INFOGRAPHIC - NCDs across SDGs: A call for an integrated approach

Tue, 07/19/2016

We are pleased to share a new infographic focusing on the interlinkages between NCDs and the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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South Africa proposal to introduce a tax on SSBs is open for comments until 22 August

Thu, 07/14/2016

The problem of obesity has grown over the past 30 years in South Africa resulting in the country being ranked as the most obese country in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Uruguay's victory against Philip Morris International, a huge win for public health

Tue, 07/12/2016

On 8 July, after six years of legal proceedings, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes concluded that Uruguay is within its rights to implement and enforce tobacco control legislation.

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Fostering partnerships to prevent & control NCDs in India: Birth of the Healthy India Alliance

NCDs account for 60% of deaths in India, with mounting sodial and economic costs. In response the Healthy India Alliance has formed to catalyse NCD prevention by providing a platform for health and non-health organisations to partner for collaborative civil society action on NCDs under the SDGs.

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