7-13 SEPTEMBER 2020
From 7-13 September 2020, the third Global Week for Action on NCDs reached millions of people, thanks to thousands of NCD change-makers in more than 100 countries - including you - engaging in a week-long campaign online and in communities.
A report published this week by the NCD Alliance and Spectrum Research Consortium documents hundreds of examples of how unhealthy commodity industries are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic, while undermining efforts to protect and promote health.
Substantial progress has been made on the removal of harmful trans fat from food: 58 countries have introduced laws to date that will protect more than 3 billion people from the toxic fat by end of 2021.
Dr Paul Kowal, a global health consultant, explains how, in just three years, the programme hopes to help address the growth in NCDs in the South East Asia region.
In 2020, the Global Liver Institute (GLI) led the first Virtual International NASH Hill Day sharing policy priorities with officials, and encouraging patients and liver health advocates to urge lawmakers to support legislation and include liver health in the COVID-19 response.
The World Health Organization hosted two media briefings on the eve of the Global Week for Action on NCDs, with Director General Dr Tedros drawing attention to NCDs in the COVID-19 pandemic context, and the global awareness campaign calling for greater action on NCDs.
Many countries are falling short or behind on their commitments to reducing premature mortality from chronic diseases, NCDs, according to a new report, NCD Countdown 2030: pathways to achieving Sustainable Development Goal target 3.4.
Accountability is a powerful lever to ensure that gains can be sustained, yet often neglected or treated as an afterthought. Brenda Killen explains how you are part of a powerful community which can hold government and business to account for commitments and responsibilities.
For the first time NCDs have their own GIFs, stickers and frames for you to download and include in your social media messaging.
In 2019 several organisations including European Association for the Study of Obesity, Obesity Action Coalition and World Obesity Federation, decided to stop having separately scheduled days and weeks and instead join forces on a single new World Obesity Day, starting on March 4, 2020.
The build-up to a global awareness day is 12 months in the making. Undertaking a campaign such as World Cancer Day comes with the queasy understanding and acceptance that, however much you prepare, anything can happen on D-day.
NCD Alliance has launched an online consultation on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living with NCDs and recommendations to Build Back Better. The consultation survey, part of the Our Views, Our Voices initiative, is available in English, French and Spanish, and will be open until 25th October 2020.