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The United Nations General Assembly decided to hold a high-level meeting on 27 September 2018 to undertake a comprehensive review of the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. The high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases will consist of an opening segment, a plenary segment, two consecutive multi-stakeholder panels and a closing segment. The opening segment, to be…

Getting people living with NCDs (PLWNCDs) involved in advocacy is a global challenge that just got a whole lot easier. Your support and views can help to drive change for better NCDs prevention and care. As PLWNCDs, we are powerful agents of change and our successful participation stands to make the global and national NCDs responses…

 Note: Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson Climate action, SDG 13, is closely linked to Health SDG 3 and NCDs  Some SDG 13 targets:  Strengthen resilience &  adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation,…

Summary: 1st WHO essential diagnostic list focusing on mainly communicable diseases with a recommendation to include more NCDs in a future edition. PHC and facility level essential package.   Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson Improving NCDs diagnosis & treatment outcomes Today, many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services. Many are incorrectly…

Global Development News The Independent: Fashion Revolution week 2018: Five years on from Rana Plaza collapse, what has changed? Unfortunately, human rights don’t evolve at the same speed as trends. Especially in trillion-pound industries. CBS News: WHO reveals shocking figures on air pollution deaths The WHO says nine out of ten people are subjected to high levels…

This post puts the UN High-level Meeting for NCDs priorities in a South African context. It does not dilute the global call but pegs the South Africa response. 1  Put people first People living with, at risk of and affected by NCDs (PLWNCDs), young people, and civil society must be at the heart of the…

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