NCD Alliance Global Forum and Youth Summit
9-11 December | Sharjah, UAE
Theme: Stepping up the Pace on NCDs: Making 2018 Count.
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the number 1 cause of death and disability worldwide. 15 million of the deaths caused by NCDs have been of people aged 30 to 69 years. 40 million of the 56 million global deaths in 2015 were due to NCDs. 80% of NCD cases, including premature heart disease, stroke and diabetes can be prevented.
The 2017 theme for the NCD Alliance Global Forum and Youth Summit will provide an opportunity to unite and mobilize NCD civil society ahead of the 2018 UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs. It will bring together representatives from the NCD civil society from across the world, providing a safe space for knowledge exchange, sharing good practice and capacity building for NCD advocacy.