NCD Civil Advocacy Atlas 2017

NCDs Atlas of the NCD Alliance has recently been published. This showcases advocacy by civil society groups from around the globe. Four of the reports published in the Atlas became award winners at the Sharjah NCD conference in the areas of:

Coalición Latinoamérica Saludable – Rapid Regional Response to Strengthen and Defend National NCD Policies in Latin America
East African NCD Alliance – Benchmarking to Track and Advance Regional NCD Action
Healthy Caribbean Coalition – Building Civil Society Capacity to Improve Access to Cancer Services for Underserved Populations
Tanzanian NCD Alliance – Creating a Journalists’ Forum to Raise Awareness on NCDs

The SANCDA report titled  “Crafting a Collective Advocacy Agenda in Support of a Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax in South Africa”, is contained in the document.
This goes to highlight the journey, problems and lessons learnt in the collective creation of a sugar tax in South Africa.
The journey to getting the tax to work for South African’s has barely begun. The areas of work coming from its implementation in April will be to ring-fence money from the tax collected to help fund civil society in prevention, awareness and care.
The SANCDA is honoured to have been published in the NCDs Atlas and look forward to the next publication and furthering the movement to a sugar-free South Africa.

Download the report here

Countdown – 1 Year Till 2017 Global NCD Alliance Forum

The second Global NCD Alliance Forum, the most important event convening civil society organisations working on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide, will take place in one year, from 9 to 11 December 2017 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). (link calendar event)

The Forum will be held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, and Founder and Patron of Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP), and co-hosted by the NCD Alliance and FoCP.

It will bring together NCD civil society representatives from across the world, particularly national and regional NCD alliances, and will build links with multilateral organisations, international NGOs, government representatives and NCD experts.

The NCD Alliance is has a new video shown below to mark the one year countdown. (linked in image below), launched to mark the start of the 1-year countdown until the second Forum. In this video, some of the delegates attending the 2015 Global NCD Alliance Forum answered:
“What inspires you to be an NCD advocate?”.

The NCD Alliance is inviting you share the video through your channels and social media, and then tell them via social media: “What inspires YOU to be an NCD advocate?Click here to finish this sentence on Twitter: I am an #NCDAdvocate because: …

Please show your support for this years initiative and get the conversation started on Twitter and Facebook