The next year is critical for global NCD policy and action. The United Nations General Assembly will convene a comprehensive review on NCD progress in 2018.
As emerging and future leaders in health, young people have the passion, ideas and are compelled to act to improve the prevention and control of NCDs— today — for change tomorrow. How can we harness all of this and mobilize grassroots action leading up to 2018?
This is what we will be discussing in the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs (GCM/NCD) online Community of Practice on NCDs and the Next Generation. The WHO GCM/NCD is launching its online Communities of Practice in support of realizing the implementation of the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020, as well as the NCD and NCD-related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
NCDs and the Next Generation is the first Community of Practice to be launched and will bring young changemakers from the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (http://www.ncdaction.org/) and other communities together to generate collaborative discussion and action toward 2018. It will consist of a series of virtual discussions over the course of this year. We also hope to gain more participation from people living with NCDs.
Join us on March 14-15 for the first virtual discussion today and tomorrow--
Getting to 2018: Mobilizing young people as NCD change agents
Throughout the course of several virtual working group discussions in this community, we seek to produce a collaborative action plan on getting to 2018 for the next generation.
To contribute, join us at:
All the best,
Executive Director, Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network