Chronic diseases are not just a problems for high-income countries, to the contrary they contribute to poverty and are a threat to development in all nations. We challenge the common misconceptions about chronic diseases through the Chronic Disease Action Network - a grass roots movement of young people challenging the status quo. Click here to visit our social movement.

Busting the myths
Chronic diseases are not just a problems for high-income countries, to the contrary they contribute to poverty and are a threat to development in all nations. We challenge the common misconceptions about chronic diseases through the Chronic Disease Action Network - a grass roots movement of young people challenging the status quo. Click here to visit our social movement.

 We are addressing NCDs by engaging with and building leadership amongst young people in all nations. By harnessing the creative energy of young people, we can and will have an impact!

The role for youth
We are addressing NCDs by engaging with and building leadership amongst young people in all nations. By harnessing the creative energy of young people, we can and will have an impact!

 We debate global controversies in NCD research and advocacy. Are NCDs inevitable?

Global debates
We debate global controversies in NCD research and advocacy. Are NCDs inevitable?

 In a special session at the Harvard Endemic NCD Conference. A fantastic turn out and event. Thank you to all who attended.

First annual yp-CDN face to face meeting
In a special session at the Harvard Endemic NCD Conference. A fantastic turn out and event. Thank you to all who attended.

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November 3,2011

YP-CDN input on the Rio +20 conference

The Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN) believes that investment in youth is a cornerstone of sustainable development and represents a new opportunity for massive gains in health and development across all incomes...

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November 3,2011

Mental health: The NCD that cannot be forgotten

Invitation letter and agenda for the "Mental health: The NCD that cannot be forgotten" event that was held on 18 September 2011 in New York City.

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November 3,2011

Youth manifesto now available in Spanish

"The YP-CDN manifesto on non-communicable diseases: The social justice issue of our generation" is now available in Spanish.

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November 1,2011

NCD training programs available

A list of NCD training programs and resources available throughout the world.

To view the list (Note: the link opens a Google Doc): http://bit.ly/tJmTZy

To add a training program or resource to the list: http://bit.ly/tMLlFV

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November 1,2011

YP articles in Global Heart

The December 2011 issue of the journal Global Heart included some articles written by YP-CDN members and included topics such as mobilizing the university community around NCDs, trans-disciplinary education and training, training and education needs in India, and the Youth Manifesto on NCDs.

"Preparing the University Community to Respond to 21st Century Global Public Health Needs"
S Kishore, K Siegel, B Kelly, R Vedanthan, et al
Global Heart 2011; 6(4):183-190 (open access)
http://bit.ly/vm0L1A

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October 29,2011

Call for applications: NCD research program in Asia

Applications are NOW OPEN for this exciting and innovative program which provides high quality research training to ‘early career’ researchers in Asia who want to enhance their research skills and build a career in the prevention and management of Non-Communicable Diseases in the Asia region.

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October 26,2011

The YP-CDN at the UN Summit

The YP-CDN came out in full-force during the UN High-level Meeting on NCDs held in New York City on 19-20 September 2011. Here are some of the highlights.

Leveraging social media to advocate for NCDs
(From ProCor) The side event "Mobile phones and social media in the response to NCDs", highlighted some of the more recent successful NCD advocacy efforts that use social media and was sponsored by the Healthy Caribbean Coalition, Global Health Council, YP-CDN, NCD Action Network, and PAHO.

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July 22,2011

Request for applications: Lown Scholars Program

The Harvard School of Public Health is accepting applications for the Lown Scholars Program. Applications for this upcoming academic year are due 10 August 2011. Applications for the 2012 academic year are due 1 December 2011. To learn more about the Lown Scholars Program or to apply to the program, please visit: http://hvrd.me/q00LEQ.

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June 16,2011

United Nations Webcast Panel discussion Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases

Today at 1:15 pm. UNITED NATIONS WEBCAST: Panel discussion Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. This event is co-organized by the Pan American Health Organization, Permanent Mission of Mexico, and the Caribbean Community. Follow the link, Channel 3. 

 

Joao N. Da Silva, M.D, M.P.H

Researcher

Perú

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June 14,2011

Global tobacco Control

 

The Global Tobacco Control Program from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has several e-Learning modules that will guide you through every little specific aspect about how to manage or analyze tobacco control programs or proyects.
 
Joao N. Da Silva, M.D, M.P.H
Researcher
Perú 
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June 7,2011

Prevention Research Center

Prevention Research Centers (PRC) sponsored by Center of Disease Control (CDC) , are satellite research center aiming NCDs specialized by public health research.

Concentrate in health minorities as well

 

Joao N. Da Silva, M.D, M.P.H

Perú

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June 2,2011

Your action needed by June 10

[From the NCD Alliance. Note: to access the referenced documents, go to: http://bit.ly/mAWEeF.]

Dear NCD Advocates,

Your Action Needed by June 10

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May 27,2011

International low-salt cookbook launched

The World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) recently launched an international low-salt cookbook. The cookbook contains more than 70 low-salt recipes from across the world. The cookbook includes recipes for breakfast, soups and starters, salads, fish, meat and poultry, vegetarian dishes, side dishes, spices and sauces, and desserts. WASH.

http://bit.ly/j0n83F

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May 24,2011

IOM workshop on country-level chronic disease decision-making

From the IOM:

SAVE THE DATE

Workshop on Country-Level Decision Making for the Control of Chronic Diseases
Institute of Medicine, Board on Global Health
July 19-21, 2011
Location TBA, Washington, DC

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May 21,2011

World Health Statistics 2011

The WHO recently released World Health Statistics 2011, it's annual report on health-related data for all its Member States. The report found that NCDs - such as heart disease stroke, and cancer - are responsible for two-thirds of all deaths globally each year. The report also demonstrates the need to control NCD risk factors - around 40% of men and 9% of women use tobacco, and around 13% of adults are obese.

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Welcome to the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN). YP-CDN is a global network of young professionals committed to promoting research, policy and advocacy work on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Our interactive network is kindly hosted by Global Health Delivery Project. To join our network, please click here. Browse this site to learn more about us, what we do, our history, and various publications and reports authored by our members. You can also contact us by clicking here. Welcome!