Thu, 02/05/2015

More than 600 events in over 100 countries marked the celebration of World Cancer Day yesterday. This year's theme, "Not Beyond Us" highlighted existing solutions across the continuum of cancer that are within our reach to help diminish the global burden of disease.


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Call to affordable funding increase into cancer services #WorldCancerDay

Wed, 02/04/2015

On World Cancer Day 2015, leading global public health experts from the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) announce that millions of lives can be saved through affordable increases in the investment into cancer services throughout the world. 


Updates on the WHO Executive Board 136th Session

Thu, 01/29/2015

Member States are meeting in Geneva this week for the 136th Session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board.


NCD Alliance submits statement to UN Commission for Social Development

Tue, 01/27/2015

The 53rd Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSOcD53) will take place from 4 – 13 February 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York. The theme for the session and for the Commission’s policy cycle 2015-2016 is “Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world.”


Updates on the Post-2015 Negotiations

Thu, 01/22/2015

The first intergovernmental session on the post-2015 development agenda took place earlier this week at UN Headquarters in New York. Under the theme "stocktaking", Member States were invited to provide their reflections on the post-2015 process so far, and lay broad expectations for the process ahead and for the entire post-2015 agenda, including the proposed sustainable development goals and targets.


WHO EB: NCD Alliance advocacy briefing launched today

Wed, 01/21/2015

This briefing note provides background and key advocacy messages on the NCD Alliance’s main priorities for the upcoming WHO Executive Board, including accountability for commitments made in the 2011 UN Political Declaration and 2014 Outcome Document, the Global Coordination Mechanism for NCDs, the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition, and WHO Framework of engagement with non-state actors.


Accountability is key to tracking progress on NCDs

Tue, 01/20/2015

"We have global NCD commitments, targets and a plan in place. Now we need to focus our attention on how governments can be held accountable for the commitments made, and what role non-state actors have in this endeavour", said Katie Dain, Executive Director of the NCD Alliance speaking yesterday at the launch of the WHO Global Status Report on NCDs.


World Cancer Day 2015: Map of events

Tue, 01/20/2015

The interactive Map of Events aims to feature all of the events, activities and actions that will be taking place to mark World Cancer Day, 4th February 2015.


WHO Global Status Report on NCDs 2014 launched today

Mon, 01/19/2015

The World Health Organization this morning launched the Global Status Report on NCDs in Geneva. 

The Report assesses progress made on each of the nine targets set out in the Global NCD Action Plan, as well as including two chapers dedicated to development and implementation of national multisectoral action plans to attain national targets, and prescribed outstanding actions to attain the targets. The Reportprovides information on "best buys" and also case studies of success in various areas at the national level.


WHO set to launch second Global Status Report on NCDs 2014

Sun, 01/18/2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) will launch tomorrow the 'Global Status Report on NCDs 2014'. It is the second in a triennial series tracking worldwide progress on prevention and control of NCDs .


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