Tagged: NCDs

REPORT: Reframing NCDs As Socially Transmitted Conditions

In a Comment (February, 2017), the researchers argued that action on the conditions currently referred to as non-communicable diseases (NCDs) may be hampered by the inadequacy of their label.
The researchers received a remarkable amount of feedback on this suggestion, and in this Comment they synthesise the responses garnered from a Lancet Facebook poll, Correspondence letters, and a related GHD Online discussion.
The researchers also propose a new definition based on shared social drivers…

REPORT: Healthy People And Healthy Profits? Elaborating Conceptual Framework For Governing Commercial Determinants Of NCDs

The problems inherent in primary prevention of NCDs have received relatively little attention from international organizations, national governments and civil society; governing determinants of risk frequently brings public health into conflict with the interests of profit-driven food, beverage, alcohol and tobacco industries.
In this paper, the researchers argue that mechanisms to control the commercial determinants of NCDs are inadequate and efforts at remedial action too limited. The paper sets out an agenda to strengthen each of the three governance models. The researchers identify reforms that will be needed to the global health architecture to govern NCD risks, including to strengthen its ability to consolidate the collective power of diverse stakeholders, its authority to develop and enforce clear measures to address risks, as well as establish monitoring and rights-based accountability systems across all actors to drive measurable, equitable and sustainable progress in reducing the global burden of NCDs…

NEWS: ECOSOC Adopts Resolution To Scale Up NCDs Action

To accelerate action on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has adopted a wide-ranging resolution, sending a strong message to Member States of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on NCDs to reflect NCD-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals in their work in countries…

Ghana: VALD Ask Government To Regulate Alcohol

Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), in partnership with IOGT International, has held a one-day civil society workshop in Accra, Ghana on Alcohol Prevention and Control aimed at appealing to the government to better prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm in the country…

BLOG: Let Us Talk: Developing Connections And Empowering Communities For Well-Being

In a situation like this, what we are missing is empowered communities where people are connected and enabled rather than isolated because of a (mental) health condition…

REPORT: Implementation Of Key FCTC Measures And Smoking Prevalence In 126 Countries

Implementation of key WHO FCTC demand-reduction measures is significantly associated with lower smoking prevalence, with anticipated future reductions in tobacco-related morbidity and mortality.

These findings validate the call for strong implementation of the WHO FCTC in the WHO’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases 2013–2020, and in advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 3, setting a global target of reducing tobacco use and premature mortality from non-communicable diseases by a third by 2030…