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

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 now as we all know, the so-called ‘double burden’.

 

The main phenomenon that concerns me is rate of change. It took 200 years for the ‘West’ to develop, yet…

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Added by Justin Zaman on April 15, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

America the Unhealthy

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 displayed or the recognition that America is a country of immigrants- both old and new- that bothered me. From a marketing and communications standpoint, the ad was in fact brilliant in its targeted marketing to groups of Americans who are often…

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Added by Abigail Capobianco on February 18, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Why Aren’t Non-Communicable Diseases Sexier?

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 nursing a beer on the couch? 

I don’t imagine that guy.  I’m haunted by the shadowy outline of the world’s number one serial killer, usually dressed in advertising...  

The ugly truth is that the average Joe doesn’t worry too much about…

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Added by Kyle Turner on November 7, 2013 at 1:00 — No Comments

Student Opinion on Hot Issues

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 (Australia).

We have been on the road for weeks – interviewing 1000+ kids for their eating and activity habits as part of an ambitious Victorian investigation into childhood obesity. One thing that had me excited about this field-trip was an opportunity to…

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

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

I know, this sounds like a horrific title. But trust me, this is how I felt. Initially when the NCD Action was first taking shape all we wanted to do was having a social movement and NCDFREE is and was a social movement. Being an YP and a part of the NCD…

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Added by Shusmita Khan on October 8, 2013 at 1:30 — No Comments

Vote for Grand Challenges Canada video submission by Duncan Matheka

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 students and young professionals in research and community health promotion projects towards preventing and mitigating NCDs.…

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Added by NCD Action Network Team on October 1, 2013 at 20:48 — No Comments

Progress on healthy food policies under the microscope

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.

caption:Professor Boyd Swinburn
Professor Boyd Swinburn

“No country has reversed the obesity epidemic, in part because widely-recommended…

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Added by Stefanie Vandevijvere on September 29, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments

Dhaka New Super Market is declared smoke free: Joint effort by shop owners association, BATA & WBB Trust

Dhaka New Super Market (South) has been declared smoke free today. It is one of famous markets in the capital city Dhaka, Bangladesh. An oath was initiated by participants following an awareness-raising campaign on the health hazards of smoking &…

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Added by Aminul Islam on September 29, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Protect public health from tobacco company’s sneaky tactics: Expert consensus at workshop on FCTC Article 5.3

Tobacco is directly involved in the mass demise of public health; ethically no government official or policy maker should attend programs sponsored by tobacco companies (TC). But government officials and policy makers are often participating in TC programs. It is unethical and a clear violation of a binding international treaty - Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). A call was made to the Government, media & anti tobacco organizations to protect public health from these death…

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Added by Aminul Islam on September 21, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

A New Narrative: Rebranding Disease to Launch Global Change

~ By Allesandro R DeMaio. This blog post is originally from The Conversation. It is re-posted here with the permission of the Author.

A little over a year ago, a group of young people – connected by a passion for addressing the leading cause of global deaths – had an idea. Re-brand the way we perceive a group of conditions, and the narrative we collectively conjure…

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Added by NCD Action Network Team on September 20, 2013 at 2:41 — No Comments

Young People and NCDs: Harnessing the Culture of Technology

On 2 July 2013, NCD Child released their latest issues paper, ‘Young People and NCDs: Harnessing the Culture of Technology”. The paper was launched in the margins of the 2013 UN Economic and Social Council's annual meeting, held in Palais des Nations, Geneva this year. The Roundtable, organised jointly by ITU and IFPMA focused on 'Mobile Worlds, Mobile Actions -mHealth: The Opportunity for NCDs'.…

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Added by Duncan Matheka on July 10, 2013 at 5:00 — No Comments

Tobacco companies should be punished for illegal advertising and promotion, speakers demanded at BATA roundtable on WNTD

Tobacco companies are placing illegal advertisements and promotions targeting children and youth despite this being a punishable offence under Bangladeshi law. Tobacco company propaganda directed through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaigns is also banned due to its negative influence on policy-makers and the public. Point-of-sale advertising and promotion is also banned. No tobacco company or shop owner is permitted to show any ads, signs or symbols representing tobacco. In…

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Added by Aminul Islam on May 31, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments

Polling centres free from smoking: CEC

Polling centres free from smoking: CEC



Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed has said that all the polling centers of Bangladesh are now designated smoke-free under the rules of the Election Commission (EC). Smoking is completely prohibited in the areas of…

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Added by Aminul Islam on May 29, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

National Health Policy of Bangladesh & NCD control

I am writing to share information about a NCD related policy and law review work which I completed recently. The title of the study is “Review of NCD law and acts in Bangladesh’’. This work was supported by DGHS and WHO-Bangladesh. Under this study a of total 25 laws & 8 policies were reviewed. Laws relating to food, environmental protection, physical activity and the control of harmful products were reviewed. The following are the results of this review. …



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Added by Syed Mahbubul Alam on May 29, 2013 at 4:30 — No Comments

Call to formulate Regulations for newly amended TC Law

Call to formulate Regulations for newly amended
Tobacco Control Law…
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Added by Aminul Islam on May 15, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

BATA greet to parliament for pass TC law

Greetings for enactment of Tobacco Control Law amendment bill

Call for law compliance

Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance (BATA) greeted Jatiya Sangsad for enactment of most desired Tobacco Control Law amendment bill. Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance (BATA), a platform of more than 700 organizations across country greeted government, media, mass people and Jatiya Sangsad from a demonstration organized at the premise of Teacher and Student Center (TSC) of University of…

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Added by Aminul Islam on April 30, 2013 at 15:51 — No Comments

Greetings for enactment of Tobacco Control Law amendment bill: Call for law compliance

Greetings for enactment of Tobacco Control Law amendment bill 

Call for law compliance 



Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance (BATA) greeted Jatiya Sangsad for enactment of most desired Tobacco Control Law amendment bill. Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance (BATA), a platform of more than 700 organizations across country greeted government, media, mass people and Jatiya Sangsad from a demonstration organized at the…
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Added by Syed Mahbubul Alam on April 30, 2013 at 9:20 — No Comments

quick update: Tobacco Control Law amendment bill is passed right now

Just 10 minutes ago, Bangladesh National Parliament have passed the TC amendment bill.

update information of TC law will let you know later. But more or less we already shared several times wit you that:

- pictorial warning at 50%

- elaboration of public place and public transports definition

- increase punishment for law violation by TI

- increase punishment for smoking at public places/transports

- ban direct/indirect ads

-include chew tobacco within tobacco…

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Added by Aminul Islam on April 29, 2013 at 10:58 — No Comments

Enactment of law amendment bill demanded in upcoming parliament

Enactment of law amendment bill demanded in upcoming parliament

Anti-tobacco organizations demanded enactment of tobacco law amendment bill with recommendations of nullification of provision of smoke-free zone, provision of individual right to litigate for law violation, and stopping tobacco ads under CSR activities by tobacco companies. The speakers made the demand from a roundtable jointly organized by WBB Trust, ACLAB, AID, Prottyasha, and NATAB at BILIA Center…

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Added by Aminul Islam on April 20, 2013 at 13:24 — No Comments

Enactment of law amendment bill demanded in upcoming parliament

Enactment of law amendment bill demanded in upcoming parliament

Anti-tobacco organizations demanded enactment of tobacco law amendment bill with recommendations of nullification of provision of smoke-free zone, provision of individual right to litigate for law violation, and stopping tobacco ads under CSR activities by tobacco companies. The speakers made the demand from a roundtable jointly organized by WBB Trust, ACLAB, AID, Prottyasha, and NATAB at BILIA Center…

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Added by Aminul Islam on April 20, 2013 at 13:24 — No Comments

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