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Forget the epidemiological transition, its all about the rate of change

Posted by Justin Zaman on April 15, 2014 at 16:30 0 Comments

We all know about the epidemiological transition. The term ‘transition’ implies the act of passing from one state to the next. I think this is not helpful in today’s NCD climate. There is an overlap…


America the Unhealthy

Posted by Abigail Capobianco on February 18, 2014 at 11:00 0 Comments

Like thousands of other Americans, I too sat in a living room with friends during a commercial break of the Super Bowl, filled with outrage as I watched Coca-Cola’s $4 million “America Is Beautiful” ad. But unlike others, it was not the diversity…


Why Aren’t Non-Communicable Diseases Sexier?

Posted by Kyle Turner on November 7, 2013 at 1:00 0 Comments

What image pops into your head when you hear the words: Non-Communicable Diseases?

Does it grab you in the same way, say, HIV or Malaria might?  How does it make you feel inside…?  Are you picturing some fat, lazy, middle-aged white guy…


Student Opinion on Hot Issues

Posted by Kyle Turner on October 22, 2013 at 4:40 1 Comment

NCD Actioneers,

I write to you with grassy-gravel digging into my backside and a 'People-Mover' tyre caressing my back. Our young team from the WHO are asking directions to our bug-filled cabins in rural Wangaratta, Victoria…


“NCDFREE” – A Night to Remember and Act On!

Posted by Shusmita Khan on October 8, 2013 at 1:30 0 Comments

I know, this sounds like a horrific title. But trust me, this is how I felt. Initially when the NCD Action was…


Vote for Grand Challenges Canada video submission by Duncan Matheka

Posted by NCD Action Network Team on October 1, 2013 at 20:48 0 Comments

Duncan Matheka is a young health professional from the University of Nairobi (Kenya). He is also the African Delegate of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YPCDN) and coordinates the Kenyan chapters of YPCDN. He has led medical…


Progress on healthy food policies under the microscope

Posted by Stefanie Vandevijvere on September 29, 2013 at 18:30 0 Comments

The escalating obesity epidemic has led an international group of nutrition researchers to focus on measuring how much progress countries are making in implementing healthy food policies.…




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