A few days ago, the Center for Strategic International Studies SmartGlobalHealth.org project released a new and short online video titled “Spotlighting the NCDs Problem,” explaining the incredible rise in the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory illness, and the importance of September’s UN Summit on NCDs.
As health leaders are discussing NCDs during the World Health Assembly this week in Geneva, we wanted to highlight an op-ed we wrote on building a social movement with a focus on mobilizing the power of women and youth to combat this crisis. It also highlights NCDs as a social justice issue. Building a Global Movement: Putting NCDs on the Radar was co-authored with Sandeep P. Kishore of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network and published last night on Huffington Post.
WHO is to be congratulated for going out of its comfort zone. This week in Moscow, they demonstrated an uncharacteristic inclusiveness, bringing together multiple stakeholders from beyond the member states, including civil society, academics, industry etc. so that all could participate in shaping the Declaration, the key output, to be released at the end of… Read More
This week there is the much-awaited Russian Ministerial Meeting – The First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Non-Communicable Disease Control – organized by the WHO and the Russian Ministry of Health, on April 28 and 29 in Moscow. Widely recognized and anticipated as an important precursor to the UN High-Level Meeting, this meeting… Read More
Over the last few weeks, the pace of developments in non-communicable disease (NCD) news has been heady. So much is happening it is hard even for those of us in the NCD community to keep up. But even in the midst of so much news, one item stood out head and shoulders above the rest:… Read More
This post was written by Nalini Saligram, PhD, founder and CEO of Arogya World. On Earth Day, we generally tend to focus on the impact of people on the planet. But it is equally important to consider the impact of pollution on people and health including non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs, which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes,… Read More
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and provides members and supporters of organizations such as ours with an opportunity to reflect on the role of mothers in disease prevention. As we’ve discussed in this space before (and surely will again), the world is at a tipping point. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer,… Read More
Our guest blogger, Carol Teutsch, M.D., is an endocrinologist who practiced in Atlanta for 20 years, caring for and learning from many women patients. She worked at a pharmaceutical company in the Philadelphia area for many years and now works in Los Angeles to bring health literacy programs to vulnerable families in the U.S. Twenty… Read More
CSIS held a blog contest on NCDs asking authors to answer the question “What should the key priority of the upcoming UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases be and why?” This is an excellent way to mobilize the NCD community and we thank the CSIS for hosting the contest. Our entry, republished below, was… Read More
A news report in The Times of India from earlier this month disclosed some significant news – it said that India’s Prime Minister, Mr. Manmohan Singh, is planning to attend the UN Summit on NCDs in New York on September 19th. This kind of engagement from heads of state is vital to ensure the summit’s… Read More