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September Newsletter – NCD Voices in the Decade of Action

NCD Voices in the Decade of Action –
Integrating Mental Health Conditions and NCDs
in a Build Back Better Response

The next webinar in NCD Voices in the Decade of Action will focus on integrating Mental Health Conditions and NCDs in a building back better from COVID-19Taking place on September 24th at 14:00 (CET), we will continue to highlight voices of marginalized groups through a ‘pass the mic’ ethosaiming to better support a meaningful participatory process for populations that are often left behind in global dialogues.

Speakers include:

  • Fahmy Hanna, Technical Officer, Mental Health and Substance Use, World Health Organization
  • Grace Gatera, Mental Health and NCDs lived experience advocate and Commissioner on the Lancet Commission on Gender Based Violence and the Maltreatment of Young people, Rwanda.
  • Chantelle Booysen, Global Mental Health and NCD advocate social impact entrepreneur, South Africa
  • Member State perspectives (TBA)

You can sign up by clicking here and catch up on the previous webinars below.Webinar 1: The value of linking COVID-19 and NCDs to ‘build back better’.
Webinar 2: Gender, Equity, NCDs and mental health conditions
Webinar 3: Prescriptions for a Healthy and Green Recovery from COVID-19

WHO Civil Society Working Group on NCDs

The next Civil Society Working Group on NCDs webinar will explore industry interference and conflict of interest before and during COVID-19. The pandemic has shed light on health-harming industry tactics and partnerships with Member States, Civil Society Organizations and UN agencies and other stakeholders that challenge coherence in NCD policies and actions due to conflict of interest and potential for undue influence in policy development and implementation. The webinar will take place on Friday 18 September at 15:00 and you can sign up here.

WHO Spotlight Webinars for NCD Directors

WHO has the honour to inform national directors and programme managers responsible for NCDs in Ministries of Health that WHO is organizing a series of five webinars on how to address NCDs within the context of COVID-19. The next webinar will take place on 8 September.

You can sign up and find out more information here.

NCD Stakeholder Mapping Request

In collaboration with the University of Oxford, the WHO GCM/NCD is working on a project to understand where people seek information on NCDs, and how the Knowledge Action Portal currently sits in this landscape.

By completing this short survey, you will be contributing to widening the contacts and discussions available through the Knowledge Action Portal.

Looking for more NCD news?

Dr Bente Mikkelsen, Director of NCDs, Division for UHC/Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases, has launched a weekly newsletter summarising NCD action. You can find the latest version of the newsletter linked and colleagues and partners are welcome to subscribe here.