WHO moves to improve access to lifesaving medicines

Tue, 05/12/2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the new edition of its Model List of Essential Medicines which includes ground-breaking new treatments for hepatitis C, a variety of cancers (including breast cancer and leukaemia) and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB), among others.

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WHA 68: NCD Alliance advocacy briefing and side events

Fri, 05/08/2015

The 68th World Health Assembly is approaching, taking place on 18-26 May in Geneva. Most WHA papers have now been published online and can be accessed here. Official discussions on NCDs are scheduled for Friday 22 and Saturday 23 May. The NCD Alliance has compiled an advocacy briefing with key messaging on health and NCDs.

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UN General Assembly high-level thematic debate on the world drug problem

Thu, 05/07/2015

Today, 7 May, the President of the General Assembly, together with the UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs, will hold a high-level thematic debate in the lead-up to the April 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem. The UNGASS will review progress in implementation of the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem.

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World Health Assembly 2015: Placing NCDs in the spotlight

Thu, 04/30/2015

The World Health Assembly (WHA) which will take place from 18th to the 26th May is now just a few weeks away. The official discussions on NCDs have been scheduled for Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd  and a wide range of NCD-related events will take place throughout the week.

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Advocacy toolkit on NCDs in post-2015 launched in French

Thu, 04/23/2015

The NCD Alliance is pleased to launch the French version of our new Advocacy Toolkit on NCDs in Post-2015 Development Agenda.

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NCD Dialogues at ADI 30th International Conference

Thu, 04/16/2015

On Thursday 16th April, supporters of the NCD Alliance co-hosted two sessions at the 30th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International.

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Food Revolution Day 2015: Join the campaign!

Thu, 04/16/2015

Food Revolution Day will be celebrated on 15 May 2015. It is a global campaign by Jamie Oliver to put compulsory practical food education back on the school curriculum and raise awareness about the global obesity epidemic.

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Financing for Development: Hearings and upcoming session

Wed, 04/08/2015

Prior to next week’s drafting session for the outcome document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, the co-facilitators are holding informal hearings at the UN with the Business Sector and Civil Society to gather their views on financing and reactions to the Zero Draft of the outcome document.

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Dementia and NCDs: Shared risk factors, shared solutions

Wed, 04/08/2015

Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and Alzheimer's Australia will host the 30th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International from 15 to 18 April 2015 in Perth, Australia.The conference theme this year is "Care, Cure and the Dementia Experience - A Global Challenge". 

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Access our Medicine campaign reaches 100,000 supporters

Wed, 04/08/2015

Access Our Medicine has collected more than 100,000 signatures for their Declaration for Affordable Medicine! They are now on target to reach over 30 million people.

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