NCD Action and YP-CDN members are students and experts in their fields – including public health professionals, doctors, sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, nutritionists, communicators, architects, and anyone else who is committed to addressing NCDs. Today, NCD Action and YP-CDN have more than 2000 members spanning more than 80 countries, with local groups meeting monthly in nearly 30 cities worldwide. At its core is a global community of emerging leaders, promoting research, policy, advocacy and capacity building to tackle NCDs.
We surveyed our members in 2011 and here are some core benefits they found as members of NCD Action and YP-CDN:
Our goal is to provide platforms that enable our members to create real change in their local communities and throughout the world.
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With the help of NCD Action and YP-CDN members, Seun Adebiyi, a Winter Olympic hopeful from Nigeria, launched the first bone marrow registry in Nigeria. He attributes his success to working with us:
“I want to share some exciting news with you. We launched the Bone Marrow Registry at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital four days ago…This exciting experience has convinced me of at least one thing: we are not the leaders of tomorrow. We are the leaders of today. We push the envelope, test uncharted waters, dodge red tape when necessary, and transcend national boundaries in our quest to combat non-communicable diseases in the global arena. Most importantly, we get things done. I am thrilled to be a part of the YP community, where action and initiative go hand-in-hand with strategy and teamwork. I relied heavily on the assistance of other YP members to get this project of the ground, and I look forward to giving back to this incredible community.”