Take 5 mins each for 5 actions and tell world leaders that we expect more this September!
With the negotiations for the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs stalled (see: http://huff.to/nsuNvq) now, more than ever, is a critical window to tell world leaders that we expect more. We have prepared a list of five actions that you can do, right now, to advocate for a strong UN HLM outcome this September as world leaders meet in New York to commit to actions on NCDs;
1. Sign the Women: Demand a Healthy Future, Free of Chronic Disease petition
We are mobilizing women against non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which cause two out of three deaths in the world today. Sign today to tell world leaders gathering at the UN this September that we demand a healthy future for women and children. Started by: Arogya World, Global Health Council, NCD Child, Women Deliver, NCD Action, Public Health Institute, The Max Foundation, Disruptive Women in Health Care, Hriday, NCD Alliance, World YWCA, Beyond Sport. You can sign at: http://chn.ge/nr51Yx
2. Sign the World Cancer Declaration
The World Cancer Declaration is a tool to help bring the growing cancer crisis to the attention of government leaders and health policymakers in order to significantly reduce the global cancer burden by 2020. So far: 504,000 signatures! Go on - add one more. You can sign the petition at http://bit.ly/pKbIPy.
3. Sign the Partners in Health petition: TELL THE UN TO FOCUS ON POVERTY-RELATED DISEASES
Partners In Health are particularly concerned with NCDs which are highly prevalent among the world’s poorest billion but are more often caused by poverty-related factors including indoor cooking stoves, malnutrition, etc. Please add your name to the PIH statement to highlight and request attention to these causes of NCDs: http://bit.ly/oCpuOt
4. Get writing: we've ready-made letter and press release templates for you
With only one month to go until the UN Summit, now is a critical time to send a letter to your Head of State, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Health and UN Ambassador in New York, and a press release to your national and local media. To make this easier for all of us, the NCD Alliance has prepared letter templates and press releases. Please do what you can, write a letter, send out a press release, and lets tell our Government leaders that we expect more from them in the negotiations leading up to the UN Summit: http://bit.ly/lzffz4
5. Sign-up to the youth / student rally in NYC on Sept 18th
The UN High Level Meeting on NCDs in New York this September is our chance to tell world leaders that we care. The US, EU and Canadian delegations have been stalling negotiations on access to essential medicines, tobacco control and will not commit to targets. If you think this is unjust - and that the millions of people who will suffer and die from NCDs - deserve more, come join us as we march through NYC to the UN head quarters: http://on.fb.me/pr6Nu7
This information has come from the NCD Action Network, which you can follow at http://ncdaction.org/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
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