Non-Communicable Diseases

NCD Advocacy Resources for Youth by Youth

As a follow-up to the Call to Action: Youth, NCDs, & 2018, NCD Child is sharing 2 new resources developed by youth advocates to help promote the inclusion of young people in policy-making and policy targets.  Over the past 6 months, young advocates have continued to be vocal about the need for policy makers, civil society, and others to walk the…

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Advancing Synergy: Laying the Foundation for Impactful Partnerships

This blog post was written by Dr Arti Patel Varanasi, Founder, President and CEO, and Dr Mychelle Farmer, Chief Medical Officer at Advancing Synergy. Advancing Synergy’s mission is to develop innovations that empower individuals and impact communities to achieve better health. They are a 2018 Global Health Council Member and actively engaged with the Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD)…

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The End of Cervical Cancer

This guest post was written by Vivien Tsu, an Associate Director in the Reproductive Health Program at PATH. It was originally posted on PATH’s website on May 21. For 40 years, PATH has been a pioneer in translating bold ideas into breakthrough health solutions, with a focus on child survival, maternal and reproductive health, and infectious diseases. PATH…

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Kwanele Asante: “It's Our Lives That Are At Stake”

This post is originally published on Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Global Health NOW and is written by Brian W. Simpson.  Kwanele Asante speaks her mind. And what’s on her mind at this year’s World Health Assembly is real action on noncommunicable diseases. The South African lawyer and bioethicist lives with 3 NCDs and…

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Getting NCD Multisectoral Partnerships Right: Collaborating to Improve Health Workers Training and to Strengthen Supply Chains

This guest post was originally posted on the Rabin Martin website. It was written by Tina Flores, VP, External Engagement, Rabin Martin and Co-chair of the NCD Roundtable. Rabin Martin is a strategy consulting firm that helps clients be leaders in improving health and access to global health technologies and is a 2018 Global Health Council member. Noncommunicable…

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Youth Spoke Up to Step Up the Pace on NCDs

This blog was written by Victoria Watson, member of NCD Child’s Governing Council as part of Global Health Council’s Member Spotlight series. Victoria has been contributing to their youth engagement work since 2015. Outside of this work, she works as a policy coordinator at Cancer Care Ontario supporting screening program design. NCD Child is a…

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To Move Forward Is To Move Together: Creating Collective Action Through Roundtables

This post was written by Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate, Global Health Council. The global health advocacy community is diverse and functions as a conglomerate of roundtables, working groups, and coalitions (hereafter referred to as Roundtables). Roundtables can work independently or collectively, bringing advocates and researchers across various sectors together to discuss global health policy issues and…

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Using a Human-Centered Design Approach for Future NCD Policies

This post was written by Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate, Global Health Council. It is acknowledged that the key to successful community health interventions is creating community ownership and providing the necessary resources to design community-driven evidence-based sustainable solutions. This methodology is often referred to as human-centered design which is innovation that requires engaging people in order…

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NCD Child’s Approach to Advocacy: Putting Children First

This guest post was written by, Jonathan D Klein, MD, MPH, FAAP, Executive Director, NCD Child, a a global multi-stakeholder coalition championing the rights and needs of children, adolescents, and young people living with or at risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCD Child is a member of the Global Health Council. NCD Child is a global multi-stakeholder…

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Why Investments in Frontline Health Workers Matter: Preventing needless deaths through trusted healthcare relationships

 This guest post has been co-authored by Samalie Kitooleko, Nurse In-Charge of Uganda Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry & and Belinda Ngongo, Global Health Leaders Fellow, Public Health Institute. Samalie is a recipient of the Heroines of Health Award 2017, and Belinda is a part of GHC’s delegation to the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA70) Samalie’s Story It all started…

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