The UK Working Group on NCDs (UKWG) is pleased to present findings from a piece of work drawn up by members (the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases, NCD Child and the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance) focusing on a ‘life course approach’ to reducing the burden of non-communicable disease (NCD) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The full report is available for download at the foot of this post.Continue reading “A ‘life course’ approach to NCDs: new report”
A short statement on Ukraine and non-communicable diseases
The UK Working Group on NCDs joins the world in its shock at Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and we echo Dr Tedros’s deep concern about the unfolding humanitarian disaster.
Non-communicable diseases are a hidden health crisis in this specific humanitarian setting and in the many other conflicts and crises around the world. Statistics from the WHO’s Ukraine Health Cluster (see image below) show that, over the next three months, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and mental health conditions will be among the most urgent health risks in Ukraine, alongside injuries/trauma and Covid-19.Continue reading “A short statement on Ukraine and non-communicable diseases”
UKWG survey: NCD prevention and management in LMICs using a life course approach
The UK Working Group on NCDs is conducting an online survey to find out more about how organisations working on the prevention and treatment of NCDs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) understand and utilise the life course approach in their work.
We invite you to complete this survey and have extended the deadline to Friday 4 February 2022, and it should take no more than 15 minutes. Anonymised findings will be published in a report, which will be available from the end of March 2022 on the UKWG website. This report will be shared with policymakers and researchers.Continue reading “UKWG survey: NCD prevention and management in LMICs using a life course approach”