Jeff Meer's Blog – May 2011 Archive (4)

UN Changes Course, Establishes 2-step Registration for NCD High Level Meeting

Hundreds or perhaps thousands of individuals last week began receiving notices from the UN, letting them know that their registration had been approved to attend the June 16 Civil Society Listening Session on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in New York.  This is welcome news for those advocates and practitioners who had been patiently waiting since the registration process for the meeting closed in April. The Civil Society Listening Session is meant to be a precursor to the upcoming…


Added by Jeff Meer on May 24, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Three major disease organizations publish NCD manifesto

Today the Presidents of the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association published an unprecedented joint statement concerning support for the UN High Level Meeting on Non Communicable…


Added by Jeff Meer on May 18, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

NCDs at the CORE Group: HIV Treatment and Cardiovascular Disease

Charlotte Block of Project Hope organized a session on May 12 at the CORE Group in Baltimore on "Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) -- The Unheralded Global Epidemic."  In addition to Ms. Block, who spoke on the global reach of diabetes, the session also featured presentations by Dr. Vivien Tsu of PATH on cancers…


Added by Jeff Meer on May 13, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Notes from the NCD Front

For those following the trail leading to the UN High Level Meeting on Non Communicable Diseases (UN HLMNCD) in New York this September, a couple of important things have happened recently.


The UN has announced the identities of the seven members of the civil society task force for the UN HLMNCD.  They are:…


Added by Jeff Meer on May 11, 2011 at 1:58pm — No Comments

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