Mental Health action plan approved by MoH of the Americas

Mon, 10/06/2014

Ministers of Health from throughout the Americas agreed on October 1st to promote a set of measures designed to improve mental health care in their countries.

These include the preparation of plans to ensure effective services and prevention programs for people with mental disorders and psychoactive substance-related disorders.


Women and cancer: A joint commitment for prevention and control

Thu, 10/02/2014

Civil society engagement and governmental cooperation will serve to improve the  prevention and control of cancer and the elimination of inequities regarding access to health services.

A major commitment to strengthen health policies and financing schemes for the prevention of cancer and comprehensive programs, and the support of society to raise the level of women's empowerment is required.


Countries of the Americas agree to promote health in all public policies

Wed, 10/01/2014

Health officials from the Americas approved yesterday a plan of action to include health in all public policies that can impact the well-being of the population.

The Plan of Action on Health in All Policies was discussed during the 53rd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The plan promotes an approach to public policies across sectors that systematically takes into account the health implications of decisions and that prevents harmful health impacts, to improve population health and health equity.


#theface campaign launched today, share your story

Wed, 10/01/2014

NCDFREE launched today #theface, its latest global online and crowsourced campaign.


MoH from PAHO urge action on Universal Health Coverage

Tue, 09/30/2014

High-level health officials from throughout the Americas yesterday urged collective action by the region’s countries to expand affordable access to health care and to address other hemispheric health challenges, on the first day of the 53rd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Read press release here


Make a healthy heart your goal

Mon, 09/29/2014

Did you know that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer of women worldwide? Today is World Heart Day. Take part in the biggest intervention against CVD in the world: “Make a healthy heart your goal”.


Call for Participation - Deadline Approaching for Civil Society ICN2 Pre-Conference Event (ICN2 CS Forum)

Wed, 09/24/2014

On 19-21 November WHO and FAO will host the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome, Italy. Public interest civil society organizations (CSOs) and social movements (SMs) have been engaging with the ICN2 process since the Preparatory meeting in Rome in November 2013 and have committed to coordinating amongst themselves and organizing their collective engagement before, during and after the ICN2.


Packed room and great discussion at NCD Alliance side event

Mon, 09/22/2014

“We are starting interventions too late”, said Professor Mark Hanson, President, International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease; at the NCD Alliance side event “A Healthy Future for All: Investing in Early Years for NCDs and Post-2015”, held on 21 September 2014 at Westin Grand Central Hotel, New York, against the backdrop of the UN 69th General Assembly.


NCD Alliance side event at UNGA2014: A healthy future for all

Fri, 09/19/2014

Many of the risk factors for NCDs originate in the early stages of life, as early as conception and patterns of consumption of unhealthy products and exposure to social and environmental determinants are established in childhood and adolescence.

There is an urgent need to translate the political commitment for an integrated approach to NCDs and RMNCH, reflected in the 2010 UN Secretary General Strategy on Women and Children’s Health and the 2011 UN Political Declaration on NCDs, into action and measurable results on the ground.


UNGA2014 High Level Week

Fri, 09/19/2014

The 69th UN General Assembly high-level week begins this Sunday 21 September in New York. Numerous side events are planned throughout the week, covering NCDs, universal health coverage (UHC), maternal and newborn child health, and the post-2015 development agenda.

A selection of NCD-related events, hosted by NCD Alliance and our collaborators are below: