We are the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network.

We are +5,000 young people united across 157 countries & growing every day.

In 2011, we wrote a manifesto. Now, we are living it.

Our mission is simple: to mobilize a global community of young leaders to take action against social injustice driven by non-communicable diseases, like cancer & diabetes.

Right now, that means realizing the human right to health through access to essential treatments & disease prevention.

We meet online & in person across the USMexicoKenyaRwandaNigeria, and elsewhere.

We combine our diverse technical expertise--from clinical medicine to pharmaceutical policy to healthcare financing--with direct action advocacy inspired by the AIDS movement to drive change at all levels, from the boardrooms of WHO to city streets on 6 continents.

Join us.

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#WHA69 Day 3: From Global Policy to National Implementation

Posted by Ishak lawal on May 26, 2016 at 7:00 0 Comments

Every year in the month of May the world gathers in Geneva at World Health Assembly (WHA) to chart a course for global health. This year’s Assembly there are 76 agenda items, and some 74 documents with over 1,200 pages for delegates to read and…

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YP-CDN Co-sponsors Letter to US Senate, Cautioning against parts of the 21st Century Cures Act

Posted by Eric Obscherning on May 25, 2016 at 9:00 0 Comments

YP-CDN joined 13 consumer, patient advocacy, access to medicines, and veterans’ health…

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What We're Reading: "Liberating data to combat NCDs"

Posted by Eric Obscherning on May 24, 2016 at 9:00 0 Comments

As part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, WHO Member States have set a target of reducing premature mortality from non-communicable…

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YP Member in the News: "Breast cancer survivors acquire skills to help fight disease"

Posted by Eric Obscherning on May 23, 2016 at 9:00 0 Comments

Breast cancer survivors and patients have been given basic knowledge about the disease, to help them become active activists in…

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