Knowledge

Youth

Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm - Unhealthy commodity industries and COVID-19

Report

Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm: Unhealthy commodity industries and COVID-19, authored by the NCD Alliance and the SPECTRUM Consortium, is a preliminary exposé and analysis of tactics and strategies adopted by the unhealthy commodity industries during the COVID-19 pandemic to date. The report outlines four main strategies - pandemic-tailored marketing campaigns and stunts, corporate social responsibility programmes, shaping policy environments, and fostering partnerships with governments, international agencies and NGOs, illustrated with dozens of examples shared from around the world.

Published by: NCD Alliance

Learning from NCD Child Advocacy Workshops and Projects: Building Future Policy Opportunities for Health and Education

Report

This report focuses on the future, drawing on experiences from past NCD Child workshops and small grants. It explores the potential for increased collaboration between the health and education sectors, as key drivers of the response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), to build a framework for future policy advocacy to address NCDs in children, adolescents, and young people.

Published by: NCD Child

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)

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

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)

Inspiring Youth, Growing Change: Nurturing strong minds for a healthy community

Report

The goal of this report is to document changes resulting from local projects from the youth in the project to the built environment. It also seeks to capture an understanding of themes that can inform future health promotion and youth development work.

Published by: Public Health Institute (PHI)

Securing a constituency-based approach for greater action on NCDs

Article

This comment, published in the Lancet on Strengthening a constituency-based approach to youth engagement within the NCD movement, recognises not only the need for more institutionalised engagement but also the responsibility of youth organisations themselves to move beyond current silos and work collectively on shared priorities for greater impact.

 

Published by: Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN)

General Meeting of the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases: Meeting Report

Report

On 5–6 November 2018, the first General Meeting of the GCM/NCD was held in Geneva, Switzerland, to reinforce the commitment of the participants to accelerated multisectoral and multistakeholder action to achieve SDG target 3.4

Published by: World Health Organization

Noncommunicable Diseases and the 4 most common shared risk factors

Report

This policy brief was adopted at the IFMSA General Assembly Meeting (March 2018) and highlights the most common shared risk factors for noncommunicable diseases. It also calls for government action on NCD control, management and prevention. 

Published by: International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA)

Indicator And Monitoring Framework For The Global Strategy For Women’s, Children’s And Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030)

Report

This report presents the indicator and monitoring framework for the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, (2016-2030) focusing on its Survive, Thrive and Transform objectives and 17 targets. It also details the selection process for the indicators and implications for monitoring, measurement, investments and reporting.

Published by: Every Woman Every Child

Act on Climate: California communities addressing climate change and health

Fact sheet

This report provides a series of case studies from communities across the state, demonstrating how local communities can incorporate climate change impacts and solutions into public health and strategies.

Published by: Public Health Institute (PHI)

Access to Essential Medicines and Equipment

Case study

Case studies compiled as part of the work of the NCD Child Taskforce on Essential Medicines and Equipment.

Published by: NCD Child

WHO MiNDbank

Database

WHO MiNDbank is an online platform providing quick and easy access to international resources and national/regional level policies, strategies, laws and service standards for mental health, substance abuse, disability, general health, NCDs, human rights, development, children and youth, and older persons.  Since its creation in 2014, MindBank has become an essential tool for supporting the work of policymakers, advocacy groups, academics and researchers.

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

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