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People Living with NCDs

Coronavirus: what it means for you if you have heart or circulatory disease

Article

Our medical experts help explain what we know so far about the Covid-19 coronavirus and how it can affect people with heart disease. Are people with heart and circulatory disease at increased risk of coronavirus? The majority of people diagnosed with coronavirus (Covid-19) have mild symptoms and make a full recovery. However, early indications are that people with heart and circulatory diseases are at risk of a more severe illness which could require admission to hospital.

Published by: British Heart Foundation

Social Stigma associated with COVID-19

Guide

A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma for governments, media and local organisations working on the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Published by: IFRC, UNICEF, WHO

Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Article

The World Heath Organization published 6 mental health and psychosocial support coping strategies to help children to deal with the stress which may arise as a result of the 2019-nCoV outbreak. 

Published by: World Health Organization

Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Article

The World Heath Organization published 6 mental health and psychosocial support coping strategies to deal with the stress which may arise as a result of the 2019-nCoV outbreak. 

Published by: World Health Organization

AFRO Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Initiative

Article

Encouraging women to seek cervical cancer screening and medical help in case of early symptoms, and providing health workers with appropriate information and skills on cervical cancer to meet the needs of all women.

Published by: International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)

Be He@lthy, Be Mobile

Article

Empowering people, communities and nations at large through mobile technology, which provides access to relevant information and services addressing the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

Published by: International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)

SCOPE

SCOPE is a free internationally-recognized certification in obesity management. It equips health professionals with up to date, evidence-based obesity management resources, to better treat their patients with obesity and to excel in their careers.

Published by: World Obesity Federation

Global Atlas on Childhood Obesity

Report

The atlas presents data for every country based on their current and predicted levels of obesity in children, the risk factors and the presence of government policies to tackle obesity, such as restricting the marketing of foods to children, encouragement of physical activity and nation guidelines for healthy diets. Based on these factors the Atlas gives each country a score for their childhood obesity risk. 

Published by: World Obesity

WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2019

Report

The report "Offering help to quit tobacco use" tracks the status of the tobacco epidemic and interventions to combat it. The report finds that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas. About 5 billion people – 65% of the world’s population – are covered by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure, which has more than quadrupled since 2007 when only 1 billion people and 15% of the world’s population were covered.

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

Delivering healthy lives and well-being for women and girls

Policy brief

With Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) causing two of every three deaths of women each year, action to implement Universal Health Coverage (UHC) must recognise and address sex and gender differences in NCD risk factors, care pathways and outcomes if services are to be targeted effectively and deliver healthy lives and well-being for women and girls around the world. This policy brief outlines some of the gender-specific dimensions of NCDs that UHC must address, and presents a number of recommendations to improve the health and wellbeing of girls and women.

Published by: NCD Alliance

A guide to implementation research in the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases

Guide

This technical guide is intended to improve implementation research for NCD prevention and control. It has been designed primarily for health policy makers, implementers and academia who are responsible for NCD prevention and control at national and subnational level. This guide covers the four main steps necessary for implementation research: identification; adaptation; evaluation; and scale up of policy or intervention.

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Statistics 2019: Monitoring health for the SDGs

Report

World health statistics 2019 summarizes recent trends and levels in life expectancy and causes of death, and reports on the health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets. Where possible, the 2019 report disaggregates data by WHO region, World Bank income group, and sex; it also discusses differences in health status and access to preventive and curative services, particularly in relation to differences between men and women.

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

Our right to health, our right to clean air: Improving air quality to address NCDs

Policy brief

This policy brief explores the impact of air pollution on health and address the air quality issue in the response to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). It also provides key actions that policy makers, NGOs and health professionals can take to ensure that every one can breathe clean air.

Published by: NCD Alliance

HEARTS Technical Package

Guide

The HEARTS technical package provides a strategic approach to improving cardiovascular health in countries. It comprises six modules and an implementation guide. This package supports Ministries of Health to strengthen CVD management in primary health care settings. The practical, step-by step modules are supported by an overarching technical document that provides a rationale and framework for this integrated approach to the management of NCDs.

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

Global Hearts Initiative

Fact sheet

To support governments in strengthening the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), in 2016 WHO and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) launched the Global Hearts Initiative.

The Initiative comprises five technical packages which provide a set of high-impact, evidence-based interventions that, when used together, will have a major impact on improving global heart health.

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

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