Arogya World blog: "NCDs and Development: Is aid the right solution?"

Thu, 01/10/2013

Originally published by Arogya World.

A new blog post examines the role of aid in the response to NCDs and proposes national implementation of low-cost interventions as the way forward.

Read the entire entry here.


UN General Assembly adopts resolution on Universal Health Coverage

Thu, 01/10/2013

The Global Health and Foreign Policy resolution on the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) was unanimously agreed.

Few countries specified the importance of UHC for the prevention and control of NCDs. The USA specifically mentioned strong support for equal access to care based on the principles of Affordable Care Act and challlenges related to access to medicines.


Uganda NCD Alliance hosts a Patient Empowerment Day in Kampala

Fri, 01/04/2013

On December 15th, the Uganda NCD Alliance organized an Patient Empowerment Day, where all the countries top NCD doctors, educators, screeners and counsellors travelled into a rurual community on the outskirts of Kampala to provide a comprehensive set of integrated NCD services for members of the community. 

They hope to continue to organize them on a monthly basis across rural communities in Uganda and serve as an inspiration for other National NCD Alliances.


FCA Daily Bulletins from the fifth FCTC Conference of the Parties 12-17 November

Fri, 11/16/2012

The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the governing body of the WHO FCTC which comprises of all the Parties to the Convention. It regularly reviews and adopts measures to improve the implementation of the Convention and sessions are held at two year intervals.

FCA has been releasing daily bulletins this week from Seoul, South Korea.

The daily bulletins may be accessed below:

11 November 2012


Canadian Cancer Society with FCA launch report in Seoul on Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report

Wed, 11/14/2012

Media release from the Canadian Cancer Society:

More than 60 countries now require graphic cigarette package warnings
International report details progress on cigarette package labelling, ranks Australia first

For release: Wednesday, November 14, 2012


US Surgeon General Report on Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults

Tue, 11/06/2012

The report on Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Yound Adults was released in early 2012 by US Surgeon General. It showcases the rise of tobacco use among the youth aged (12-17) and young adults (18-25) including epidemiology, causes, and health effects of tobacco use and recommendations of interventions that will help combat it.

For the report please follow click here


Economist Conference: Cost of non-communicable diseases to weigh on society more than the global financial crisis

Wed, 10/31/2012

The Economsist Conference brought together key stakeholders to discuss strategies to address NCDs including the four CEOs of the NCD Alliance.

For the article please click here



Lancet releases an article on: 'The 21st century hazards of smoking and benefi ts of stopping: a prospective study of one million women in the UK'

Mon, 10/29/2012

Between 1996-2001, 1.3 million UK women were recruited to participate in a study detailing the full effects of prolonged smoking or cessation on the mortality among the women.

For the article please find it here.



ADI, IDF and NCDA Submissions to the WHO Consultation on the draft Global Mental Health Action Plan

Tue, 10/23/2012

At this year's WHA, the WHO was tasked to begin consultations on the development of  Global Mental Health Action from 2013-2020.

They developed a 'zero draft' and invited Member States, other organizations and associates to comment by October 19th. NCDA submitted comments highlighting the links between mental health and NCDs and the need for a comprehensive approach to each.

Below are links to ADI, IDF and NCDA submissions to WHO:


Final Report Released from the NCD Child Conference

Fri, 10/19/2012

CLAN convened, in partnership with the Public Health Institute and the Global Health Council, the first NCD Conference which brought together leading NCD experts and development organisations. The conference focused on the complexities of a life-course approach to NCDs and how to effectively integrate children and adolescents within the global NCD framework, health and development discussions.

The final report has just been released and can be found here.