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Have your say in WHO discussions on NCDs!

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The next year is critical for global NCD policy and action. The United Nations General Assembly will convene a comprehensive review on NCD progress in 2018.

As emerging and future leaders in health, your passion, ideas and actions to improve the prevention and control of NCDs— today — will result in change, tomorrow. This is why you won’t want to miss out on participating in the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs (GCM/NCD) online Community of Practice on NCDs and the Next Generation.

 

The WHO GCM/NCD is launching its online Communities of Practice in support of realizing the implementation of the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020, as well as the NCD and NCD-related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

NCDs and the Next Generation is the first Community of Practice to be launched and will bring young changemakers from YP-CDN and other platforms together to generate collaborative discussion and action toward 2018. It will consist of a series of virtual discussions over the course of this year.

 

 

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Have your say in WHO discussions on NCDs!
Have your say in WHO discussions on NCDs!

NCDs and SDG #2: Nourishing NCD Solutions Through Addressing Food Security

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We cannot overcome the global burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) without first addressing food security – and we cannot address food insecurity without first correctly defining it. This is also underscored in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG # 2, which addresses food security, hunger, and nutrition. ‘Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life’ (FAO). Yes, people can be food insecure both in the presence and absence of hunger. An important point to consider when discussing NCDs.

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NCDs and SDG #2: Nourishing NCD Solutions Through Addressing Food Security
NCDs and SDG #2: Nourishing NCD Solutions Through Addressing Food Security

"We Can I Can" - In remembrance of World Cancer Day

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Kenyan YP-CDN Nairobi chapter's World Cancer Day activity on the Feb. 4 was very eventful. We partnered with the Ministry of Health and other cancer-related NGOs under the leadership of KENCASA to host the event. We had a march around the city carrying the “We Can I Can” slogans.

After the march, we had an awareness session with the public. We handed them brochures with information on risk factors, prevention and diagnosis of cancer that were prepared by the Ministry. We also distributed some ribbons and took some selfies of the public.

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"We Can I Can" - In remembrance of World Cancer Day
"We Can I Can" - In remembrance of World Cancer Day

What Cancer Means to You and I: In remembrance of World Cancer Day

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The Kenyan YP-CDN's Eldoret chapter has had its membership grow in the past few weeks. On Feb 4th in remembrance of World Cancer Day, the chapter hosted its first project of the year -- in the form of a photo shoot, discussion circles, and games to express and share what cancer means to each of the chapter's members. 

Here is: What Cancer Means to Us
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What Cancer Means to You and I: In remembrance of World Cancer Day
What Cancer Means to You and I: In remembrance of World Cancer Day

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