A Unique Voice

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.

Blog Posts

AB463: The Pharmaceutical Cost Transparency Act- A Possible Step Toward Affordable Healthcare.

Posted by Kris Ronsin on April 22, 2015 at 9:30 0 Comments

YP-CDN wrote a letter to support a proposed California legislation, which you can read…


Dying with Dignity: Hope for Rwanda as a post genocide society

Posted by Christian R. Ntizimira on April 17, 2015 at 11:47 0 Comments

It was in March 2014, during my outpatient consultation at Kibagabaga Hospital in Kigali, that I met my new patient Iganbire (her name has been changed for confidentiality), a vibrant young lady, aged 25 with big eyes and a wonderful smile. As…


Nation celebrates smoke-free Pohela Boishakh

Posted by Aminul Islam on April 16, 2015 at 8:30 0 Comments

Pohela Boishak (First day of Bangla Year) is the biggest festival in Bangladesh; everyone celebrates this day by participating in various events. Millions of people participated in this festival.…


Developments in plain packaging

Posted by Geneviève Bois on April 15, 2015 at 11:00 0 Comments

Tobacco use remains the number one cause of preventable deaths most countries around the world today, and the leading risk factors for many NCDs. Out of the Big 4 NCDs, it is actually a risk factor common to all: cancer, cardiovascular disease,…


My experience as an ACS Global Cancer Advocacy Scholar

Posted by Lola James on April 15, 2015 at 7:30 0 Comments

When I received the mail from YP-CDN that I had been selected to visit Boston as an American Cancer Society (ACS) global scholar, I barely knew what to anticipate but was optimistic and excited I was in for an experience of a…


The Current Radiotherapy Situation in Kenya

Posted by Lorna Akinyi on April 13, 2015 at 5:00 0 Comments

Kenya has over the last few years seen a significant rise in the number of new cancer cases, without a corresponding increase in the capacity and improvement in cancer treatment infrastructure.

This grave situation was exacerbated…


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