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Publications & Multimedia

Find all the NCD Alliance publications and the most recent global data on NCDs.

This section includes the latest NCD Alliance publications, such as policy briefs and analysis, progress tracking and advocacy toolkits, and our annual reports.

Publications & Multimedia

  • Our right to health, our right to clean air: Improving air quality to address NCDs

    Our right to health, our right to clean air: Improving air quality to address NCDs

    Policy Briefs
     |  21st May 2019

    This policy brief explores the impact of air pollution on health and address the air quality issue in the response to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). It also provides key actions that policy makers, NGOs and health professionals can take to ensure that every one can breathe clean air.

  • NCDA Advocacy Priorities for the 2019 UN HLM on UHC

    NCDA Advocacy Priorities for the 2019 UN HLM on UHC

    Policy Briefs
     |  29th April 2019

    This briefing paper aims to inform Member States about the crucial opportunity of the 2019 UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC HLM) and the need to ensure that the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is included as an element of UHC in the outcome document of the UN HLM. These priorities complement the asks outlined by UHC2030.

  • Ensuring healthy lives for all: NCDs and UHC

    Ensuring healthy lives for all: NCDs and UHC

    Policy Briefs
     |  12th December 2018

    This policy brief is an update to the NCD Alliance’s 2014 brief UHC and NCDs: A mutually reinforcing agenda, and reflects the developments in both the NCD response and UHC agenda since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs5. It makes the case for including NCDs in national UHC benefit packages in order to fully achieve the 2030 Agenda target of healthy lives and well-being for all at all ages.

  • Briefing for UNFCCC Negotiators on Incorporating Health into the Climate Regime

    Briefing for UNFCCC Negotiators on Incorporating Health into the Climate Regime

    Policy Briefs
     |  05th December 2018

    This brief looks at the need to integrate health into climate policy – in terms of adaptation and resilience of health systems, but also co-benefit solutions which are crucial for human and planetary health. It was developed by members of health civil society including representatives from the Climate and Health Alliance (Australia), McGill University, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the NCD Alliance, Queensland University of Technology, the World Medical Association, the World Organization of Family Doctors and others, coordinated by the Global Climate and Health Alliance.

  • A breath of fresh air

    A breath of fresh air

    Policy Briefs
     |  29th October 2018

    Air pollution is the world’s largest single environmental health risk, and a leading risk factor for NCDs. According to the WHO, air pollution causes 7 million deaths every year worldwide. Of these deaths, about 80% are from NCDs, making the number of NCD deaths due to air pollution comparable to mortality due to tobacco use. Air pollution negatively affects quality of life for all, and in particular for billions of people living with NCDs.

  • Acting on Stroke and NCDs

    Acting on Stroke and NCDs

    Policy Briefs
     |  15th October 2018

    This policy brief explores the impact of stroke in society, highlighting the need for awareness on how to prevent and treat stroke before, during and after its occurrence. It also provides key actions that health systems, care providers and civil society can implement to improve the response to stroke and NCDs, based on a comprehensive and integrated approach.

  • Linking Mental Health & NCD Alliance Campaign Priorities for the 2018 UN HLM on NCDs

    Linking Mental Health & NCD Alliance Campaign Priorities for the 2018 UN HLM on NCDs

    Policy Briefs
     |  15th July 2018

    This resource was developed by members of the World Federation for Mental Health, Mental Health Innovation Network and NCD Alliance to support advocacy by global health advocates seeking integration of Mental Health into policy, processes and actions to prevent and control NCDs.

  • Ambitious SMART commitments to address NCDs, overweight and obesity

    Ambitious SMART commitments to address NCDs, overweight and obesity

    Policy Briefs
     |  09th December 2017

    Make the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition count for all forms of malnutrition. The brief focuses on select SMART commitments which target overweight & obesity and nutrition-related NCDs.

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