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19 MAY 2022
 HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK

NCD Alliance WHA75 Advocacy Briefing now available!

The NCD Alliance with support from our network has prepared a briefing note for the upcoming 75th World Health Assembly (WHA75) highlighting key advocacy messages on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) relevant agenda items.

The NCD related WHA75 agenda reflects the progress made in combating NCDs and the importance of action at global and national levels. This is timely given that we are three years ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs. The prominence of NCDs in many Member States' priorities within the context of the ongoing pandemic is welcomed. On the whole, we align with the NCD agenda outlined in official documents and strongly recommend that Member States adopt the omnibus decision on NCDs (Agenda Item 14.1). There are opportunities for strengthening the current text and associated actions to be outlined in this briefing. Our recommendations are further detailed in the briefing note. 

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Main image: NCDA Civil Society Briefing © Gilberto Lontro

Become an Our Views, Our Voices Advocate!

Expressions of interest to participate in a upcoming virtual training and to join a global group of Our Views, Our Voices advocates are open! Spread over four weeks between June and July 2022, the training will offer a combination of live sessions, self-study modules and course projects. This is a fantastic opportunity to equip people with NCDs with knowledge, confidence and skills to share their lived experiences publicly and to call for action on NCDs. If you are a person living with an NCD and are associated with an NCD Alliance member, you are eligible to apply. If you are interested in this opportunity, please express your interest by 30 May 2022. 

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WHA75 side event: Access to care for people living with NCDs

Access Accelerated, NCD Alliance, C/Can, PATH, World Bank Group and World Heart Federation are glad to invite you to join them at their 75th World Health Assembly side event on 24th May. The event, 'Access to care for people living with NCD: Gathering to celebrate 5 years of joint impact', will take the form of a cocktail evening with short speeches and a poster exhibition centred on the impact of programmes and partnerships in the NCD response. The event is invite-only and will take place at La Vie des Champs, Geneva from 18:00 to 21:00 CEST. 

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Under pressure: hypertension and kids

Today is World Hypertension Day! Hypertension - or high blood pressure - puts millions of kids and teens at high risk for future NCDs such as cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes. Among children and adolescents, hypertension prevalence has increased fourfold in the past 30 years, from 1.3% to 6.0% of kids. This makes paediatric hypertension a major public health threat and pushes millions of children towards a chronically sick future. Our new information page and short video explain what we can to do act on NCDs!

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Job - London, United Kingdom


Digital Communications Officer - NCD Alliance

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WHA75 hybrid side event on NCD prevention and unhealthy diets

Join us on 24 May from 17:30 – 19:00 CEST for this event with the NCD Alliance, Vital Strategies, NCD Child, World Obesity Federation together with the Ministry of Health and Wellness of Barbados, on the sidelines of the 75th session of the World Health Assembly. We will discuss with a panel of experts the investment case of existing solutions and best practices to promote healthier diets and advance NCD prevention. The event will be followed by a reception at the event venue: Club Suisse de la Presse (CSP) – Geneva Press Club. For those who cannot attend in person, you may follow this event via Zoom. Please RSVP for onsite or online participation.

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WHO launches NCD progress monitor 2022

WHO has launched the NCD Progress Monitor 2022 which documents how Member States are doing to prevent and control major noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors. Out of 194 countries, 126 have set time-bound national targets for NCDs based on WHO guidance. Encouragingly, 77 countries fully achieved more indicators in 2022 compared to the previous NCD Progress Monitor published in 2020. There is also improvement in the development of clinical guidelines for NCD management. 
How is your country performing? 

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A virtual event taking place on the margins of Stockholm+50

Join us for a co-hosted event with the Global Climate and Health Alliance titled 'Healthy air, healthy planet, healthy people: securing a fossil-free future for all' on 31 May 2022. On the margins of Stockholm+50, this event will position solutions to health and climate change as being core to delivering the 2030 agenda and will explore the concept of health and transition in relation to fossil fuel phase-out. Keynote remarks will be by Dr Anders Nordstrom, Ambassador for Global Health, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. 

REGISTER HERE

Job - Washington, United States


Project Director, REACH Malaria - PATH


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