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Why NCDs Are Integral to Addressing Poverty (SDG#1)

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Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) and poverty perpetuate each other in a vicious cycle. NCDs such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases are the leading causes of death in low- and middle-income countries. NCD risk factors such as tobacco use and unhealthy diet worsen poverty, while poverty exacerbates the rising rates of NCDs—both of these pose a substantial threat to sustainable development. 

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Why NCDs Are Integral to Addressing Poverty (SDG#1)
Why NCDs Are Integral to Addressing Poverty (SDG#1)

Global Action Against Exorbitant Drug Prices

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With more than 100 organizations around the world advocating for affordable access to treatment, YP-CDN has signed a letter today demanding Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche to drop the prices and stop its monopoly patents on trastuzumab and T-DM1, the company's effective but exorbitantly priced breast cancer medicines. 

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Make Trastuzumab& T-DM1 accessible & affordable to all #breastcancer patients who need them! #ForTobeka #RocheGreedKills
Global Action Against Exorbitant Drug Prices

YP-Burundi Chapter Organizes Conference on Breast Cancer in Remembrance of World Cancer Day

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YP-Burundi Chapter Organizes Conference on Breast Cancer in Remembrance of World Cancer Day
YP-Burundi Chapter Organizes Conference on Breast Cancer in Remembrance of World Cancer Day

Advocacy Day

YP-Baltimore celebrated Advocacy Day!

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On Thursday Feb. 2, 2017, members of YP-Baltimore participated in Advocacy Day hosted by the Maryland American Heart Association in Annapolis, MD. We met with our Senators and Delegates and advocated for the Prescription Drug Affordability Initiative. For some of us, this was our first time in Annapolis, and we experienced what it's like to converse with legislators who make important policy decisions on behalf of all Marylanders. 

Although residents have the right to meet with legislators to share their experiences and to communicate their feelings on important issues, only a select percentage are able to do so every year. So, we were glad to have this precious opportunity to speak face-to-face with legislators.

We came out of this event not only enriched in our understanding of important contexts surrounding issues currently on the policy table but also motivated to continue the advocacy efforts as campaigns heat up!

Advocacy Day
Advocacy Day

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