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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

NCDs 2018

Young Professionals Chronic Disease
Dear Aloyzio --

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, your passion, ideas and actions to improve the prevention and control of NCDs— today — will result in change, tomorrow. This is why you won’t want to miss out on participating 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 YP-CDN and other platforms together to generate collaborative discussion and action toward 2018. It will consist of a series of virtual discussions over the course of this year.
Join us on March 14-15 for the first virtual discussion- Getting to 2018: Mobilizing young people as active change agents on NCDs for our future
A short video clip from our Steering Group members will set the scene for the discussion and outline the purposes for the community. 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.
Sign up to join the Community of Practice on NCDs and the Next Generation today!

About the CoPsGCM/NCD CoPs are closed networks of individuals with professional/academic experience, expertise in volunteering, or advocacy for the right to protection from NCDs and their risk factors. Virtual discussions are conducted in relevant thematic CoPs throughout the year with regular reports published, following clearance. Individuals may apply to become a member of a GCM/NCD CoP by registering for the specific one relevant to their experience and expertise.

Jordan Jarvis, Executive Director

Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network

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