A Focus on Children and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

This document serves to promote the profile of children within the NCD discourse leading into the UN Summit on  NCDs in 2011, and it is hoped that children will be included within discussions, policy development, and tangible outcomes. As with the importance of considering children within the HIV movement, this paper will seek to demonstrate that children are not only living with and at risk of NCDs, but must also be core to global efforts to  prevent and control NCDs. Only in this way will we fulfil our collective responsibility to progressively realising the rights of all children (and paradoxically adults also) to health and life.

NCD Alliance