Tagged: NCD Alliance

BLOG: New Alliance To Prevent NCDs In India

To my mind, this was a timely meeting. It is, in fact, high time to come together as civil society and join efforts for preventing and reducing the NCD burden on India. I see HIA as an engagement of multi-sectoral CSOs to tackle NCDs by generating awareness, building capacity, empowering people effected and affected by NCD and advocating for health promoting norms to reduce premature NCD mortality by 25% by 2025. We are coming together to prevent NCDs in India…

BLOG: Advocacy Successes 2015

2015 has been a busy year as we have traveled the world for our advocacy work. Did we achieve anything? Have our efforts made any difference?

BLOG: The IOGT Year 2015

As 2015 is winding down and we are gearing up for another, new year – a significant one for IOGT International – I want to spend a moment or two and reflect about the IOGT year 2015…

NEWS: UNICEF: Limit Ads Of Unhealthy Foods, Drinks Targeting Kids

Unicef calls to limit advertising of unhealthy foods and beverages to children. The study analysed national laws in the 32 countries of the region. It concluded that only 10 countries have put regulations in place to limit advertising of junk food and beverages to children…

BLOG: NCDs A Story Of Inequality And Injustice

The epidemic of NCDs clearly shows: our way of life is ruining our quality of life. We live in a fundamental contradiction of consuming us to ill-health, despair and even death. The story of NCDs is thus a story of vast inequalities and injustices. This story tells of a Western culture where norms we have constructed and the consumerism we indulge in is literally making us sick…

BLOG: Alcohol Harm And Trade Globalization In Emerging Markets

Thailand is facing the progressive liberalisation of its market of health-demoting commodities. We are not only witnessing adverse impacts of increasing numbers of alcohol use prevalence particularly in the young and among female. We also have to witness the high social costs of alcohol consumption in Thailand, as well as the destructive influences of the global alcohol industry on our country’s alcohol policy process – ranging from eroding legal restrictions of free trade to protect health (such as Technical Barriers to Trade) as well as the aggressive lobbying of big industry…

BLOG: Response To 1st WHO Discussion Paper On Draft Terms of Reference For Global Coordination Mechanism For Prevention And Control Of NCDs

In May global leaders adopted the NCDs Global Action Plan at the World Health Assembly. The next step is to make the plan a reality. For that we need a global coordination mechanism that truly caters for the unique scale of the NCD epidemic, with the capacity and legitimacy to mobilise resources and coordinate multi-sectoral action on NCDs.