A generation of change: a world where all people have the opportunity to lead healthy and productive lives.

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.

Policy Action

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

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…


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…


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…


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…


NCDs and Trade

Posted by Kyle Turner on May 21, 2014 at 5:35 0 Comments

Dear Young Professionals,

Please check out what Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director General, said in her opening address at the 67th World Health Assembly:



Simple & Cost-Effective Action for Sitting People Health

Posted by Ragnar Viir on May 4, 2014 at 15:30 1 Comment

Dear Young Professionals,

70 years but young in science – I defended my PhD thesis only four years ago I am pleased to be member of YP-CDN. Text below is translation of my Estonian Development Fund Grant Proposal competition…


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