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We provide a voice for young professionals at the global level. We believe young people are a central catalyst for the emergence of new ideas to confront the challenge of NCDs.

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YP-CDN has a proven track record of impacting policy at the global level.  Our members stay updated on the latest news and opportunities related to NCDs research, training and policy.

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YP-CDN Nairobi's role in Kenya's first Relay For Life

Posted by Joseph Nderitu on July 29, 2014 at 12:30 0 Comments



The inaugural Relay For Life Kenya (http://relayforlifekenya.org) was held on June 15th, 2014 in Nairobi. The goal of the Relay was to raise Ksh.300 million for treatment of at least 20…

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Chronic Disease Gout and Erectile dysfunction

Posted by Dorothy Oh on July 28, 2014 at 1:40 0 Comments

Gout

Gout is a disorder that more prevalent in men, than women, because men have higher uric acid levels in their bloodstream. When the body breaks down a chemical called “purines,” the result is uric acid. Purines are naturally…

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A People's Movement Against Chronic Disease

Posted by Jeremy Schwartz on July 10, 2014 at 17:00 0 Comments

Image: East Africa NCD Alliance Initiative…

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WHO announces Commission to Ending Childhood Obesity

Posted by Kyle Turner on June 7, 2014 at 8:41 0 Comments

Dear Young Professionals,

The most comprehensive global study ever undertaken for obesity was just released and the need for serious population-wide action is no longer up for debate. The…

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Trade Agreements and their Public Health Implications

Posted by Kyle Turner on June 4, 2014 at 5:00 0 Comments

Dear Young Professionals,

Trade agreements are being used to “handcuff governments” over health policy, Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organisation…

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Reflections from my first experience of a World Health Assembly

Posted by Hannah Brinsden on June 3, 2014 at 2:15 0 Comments

Dear Young Professionals,

I wanted to share with you my first experience of a World Health Assembly and some of the key events and discussions that went on in relation to NCDs and obesity. As this was my first trip to Geneva for a WHA I…

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