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That's a wrap- NextGen Leaders for NCDs East Africa

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From September 9-11, 2016, we brought together 47 health professional and patient NCD advocates from YP-CDN Chapters active in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Burundi, as well as American Cancer Society Global Scholars from Nigeria, to learn advocacy and leadership skills, discuss NCD priorities and solutions, build regional ties, and to work on advocacy action plans to execute in their countries.

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That's a wrap- NextGen Leaders for NCDs East Africa
That's a wrap- NextGen Leaders for NCDs East Africa

YP-CDN Changed My Outlook on “Global Health”

This September, I am approaching my one year anniversary with the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network. So, as is customary with these kinds of things, I’ve decided to reflect a bit on my time with the organization.  

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YP-CDN Changed My Outlook on “Global Health”
YP-CDN Changed My Outlook on “Global Health”

UN High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines Publishes Landmark Report Reaffirming Fundamental Right to Health

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The United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines released their landmark report to address the tensions between public health, international human rights law, trade rules, and the justifiable rights of inventors in the context of health technologies. 

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UN High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines Publishes Landmark Report Reaffirming Fundamental Right to Health
UN High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines Publishes Landmark Report Reaffirming Fundamental Right to Health

Getting Ready for NextGen Leaders on NCD treatment in East Africa!

As an American Cancer Society Global Scholar and having attended the Advocacy and action training in Boston last year, I learnt that financial and geographical factors are major barriers to accessing comprehensive cancer care especially in low- and middle-income countries. Issues pertaining to cancer and cancer advocacy are the same worldwide. The only difference is that some countries are better equipped to tackle cancer than others.

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Getting Ready for NextGen Leaders on NCD treatment in East Africa!
Getting Ready for NextGen Leaders on NCD treatment in East Africa!

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