2018 Voice of Change for the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs
NCDs affect us all - all levels of society, all ages, all races. Changing NCD outcomes one child at a time may mean a different future for us all!
There is a strong relationship between dietary habits and chronic NCDs. Let's make a pledge to eat locally grown seasonal foods, bring diversity to eating habits, develop a value system and help each other.
Stroke Alliance for Europe, President
Both my mum and dad had strokes, but we now know more about how to prevent, treat and support people who are at risk of stroke or have had one. Enough procrastination, let's fight back against NCD's.
Health Rights Advocate
We need an eHealth accountability platform to highlight health targets and commitments being made. It’s time we come together to fund social impact. Our health, our economy, our world depends on it.
Advocate and champion for NCDs prevention and control
Enough of lack of prioritization of NCDs at national, regional and global levels. I've had of ENOUGH of lack of political goodwill to implement policies geared towards prevention and control of NCDs.
Advocacy Expert & Social Mobiliser, from Zambia
When we make policy declarations at high level, we give direction but when we act on those words, we make a difference! Now is time and together with PLWNCDs we can make that positive change!
Basma mohamed youssef
doctor, 26 years, Egypt
Raising awareness of people about risk factors of non communicable diseases is the bottleneck of its prevention. We all know that prevention is better than cure! Let's Educate !
Kamil M Salamah
A fellow human
After 30 years of surgical practice, I am convinced that prevention of disease is the key to healthcare. NCDs are a global epidemic that has reached national crisis. It must be dealt with: no delay!
Benda N. Kithaka
It's not enough to talk. Let's translate talk to NCD Action.
Start National Campaigns to tackle modifiable risk factors; educate, implement & measure outcomes.
Together, let's #BeatNCDs
Volunteer Oasis of Life Organisation, Nairobi
The legislature of our government needs to discuss issues of NCDs as matter of importance. The voters who are their employers need a comprehensive UHC.
CSOs group NCD advocate
Enough of tobacco smoking among youth
Enough of junk food advertisements
Enough of obesity among children
We need more attention and funding for prevention programs
Physiotherapist and Physical Activity Expert and Researcher
NCDs are killing a huge number of peoples, more than any infectious diseases. I've had ENOUGH of watching this catastrophe. Implement the WHO NCDs Best Buys and Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-2030.
Hospital Dietitian with MSc in Food Policy. An advocate for NCDs prevention and control
Enough of diabetes being diagnosed in Botswana almost every day; cancer taking lives; Increasing sugar sweetened beverages in supermarkets; No control of institutional unhealthy food environments.
Margaret Osolo Odhiambo
Humanitarian; Emergency responder; Young advocate
Enough of people trapped in chronic poverty due to immense financial costs and social burden of NCDs necessitating medication and appropriate healthcare. No death from childhood cancers and injuries.
Young advocate for people with Diabetes in Tanzania
I've had enough of NCDs being neglected despite the high mortality rates they have especially in developing countries. It's time to prioritise NCDs awareness as a primary preventive measure.
Philippa C. Kibugu Decuir
Founder, Director: Breast Cancer Initiative East Africa (BCIEA) Inc.
I have had ENOUGH of losing my sister and watching African women, young and old die daily from late stage breast cancer presentations due to lack of awareness compounded by limited cancer services.
Social Activist (Director, ADIC-India)
We need EVIDENCE translated into ACTION, particularly in the area of Alcohol Control and Prevention. It's High Time for a "FRAMEWORK CONVENTION FOR ALCOHOL CONTROL (FCAC)". #Enough is Enough !!
Sanne de Wit
I've had enough of being confronted with preventable diseases and lack of meaningful youth engagement. Youth have motivation, innovative ideas and are not only leaders of tomorrow, but also of today.
Executive secretary of the Rwanda NCD Alliance
We have had enough premature deaths from NCDs that could have been prevented or delayed. It’s time to move from commitment to action. #enoughNCDs
Communicator, aged 31, London, United Kingdom
I am shocked by our exposure to NCDs, by our diet of fatty, sugary & salty foods, by the pollutants in the air we breathe. But mostly, I am shocked by the lack of outrage from world leaders on #NCDs
President of Slovenina Stroke Support Organisation
On behalf of Slovenian Stroke Support Organisation I would like to say that we want fewer strokes and better care for survivors and their carers. Life after stroke has to become meaningful again.
Nada India member of IOGT International
Alcohol-related harm should be urgently addressed from a child rights perspective. To achieve an #NCDFree healthier society, harmful substances must become much less available – socially & physically.
AYOBAMIGBE Y. FALOYE
Young advocate for the achievement of SDG 3
Public health policy analyst
I have had enough of NCDs killing young people around me through Tobacco use and Alcohol consumption. I want to #BeatNCDs now rather than wait till the future is buried.
The NCD Voice
Lack of health info on NCDs is costly, it leads to delayed diagnosis, unproven & potentially harmful healthcare services. Reliable health info is key. NCDs are under reported in my country. #❤Screening
Suffering from autoimmune disorder
We need action, not just promises. We need evidence of action, not just beautiful policies on paper. We need commitment, political, economic and societal. We have waited too long!
Living with Type 1 Diabetes
Chairman of Tanzania Diabetes Youth Alliance
My message is for youth around the world who are living with NCDs: Now is the time to unite in order to have one strong voice, because our problems will take time to be solved.
Entrepreneur, age 27
I recently lost my dad to an NCD. We were not allowed to tell anyone what was wrong with him because such illnesses are a taboo in our tradition. This should not be the case. ENOUGH stigmatisation.
It's time for all of us to prioritize actions for management and control of NCDs. It's a collective responsibility. Enough of NCDs!
Public health physician
NCDs are common and affect people who live in LMIC disproportionately. Many present late, with complications and mostly pay out of pocket for healthcare due to limited resources. NCDs disproportionately affect women and girls and we need to commit to improve access to care and awareness of modifiable risk factors so people can make informed choices. Government action is vital, the time to act is Now!
I've had diabetes for 33 years.
I believe that today people who discover they have a chronic disease, such as type 1 or 2 diabetes, can no longer be condemned to complications because health professionals that attend them are not updated on treatments.
National Coordinator, Ghana NCD Alliance
I’ve had ENOUGH of government neglect of NCDs that leads to millions into deaths, suffering and abject poverty. We need unflinching political commitments and action to address NCDs in Ghana, ENOUGH of government inaction on NCDs. Invest in NCDs NOW.
Mother, 28 years old
Enough of the marketing of salty and sugary fast foods as a way of life in developed AND developing countries. This marketing has become the "new normal" for kids & youth - endangering their health.
It's time for change. It's time for policy makers to take meaningful action on noncommunicable diseases. The global suffering is preventable. It's time for action and implementation.
Fighting cancer for the past 7 years
We have lost so many people to CANCER. How best can we all team up and have cancer gone, through early screening and advocating our Governments to invest more in research.
Journalist, age 27
I want the world to know that NCDs are killing young, potentially great people, and we want the government to take the necessary steps to curb this.
Mother of cancer survivor
Let’s fight together to make sure that all views and voices of people living with NCDs are heard.
Lea Kilenga Masamo
Sickle Cell Patient & Advocate
Why is it taking you so long to act? We've all had enough of late diagnoses that leave patients helpless & hopeless. You absolutely need to make access to NCD healthcare possible & affordable for all.
Volunteer and advocate for NCDs prevention and control
26 years old
They can happen to anyone but NCDs can be prevented and controlled! Living with NCDs cannot constrain my willpower to achieve my dreams in life.
Facilitator of NCDSTROKE Straight Talk on Good Life and KTU Radio
Enough of the stigmatisation and sidelining of people living with NCDs, especially stroke survivors in Ghana.
The government of Ghana must ACT FAST to address the challenges faced by PLWNCD.
Chris K. Agbega
Radio journalist, Ghana; Advocate for auto immune diseases and PLWNCDs
It's always sweet talk from the government. Sweet talk and yet no action. I've had enough of that...
Governments must move into policy making, especially in the area of treatment.
More investment is needed to prevent and manage NCDs and the time is now. Meanwhile, get physically active, eat healthy, avoid harmful use of alcohol, stop smoking! Prevent NCDs.
11 years old
I've had enough of CANCER taking away my family before I have had enough time with them.
MBIYDZENYUY FERDINANT SONYUY
Coordinator, Cameroon NCD Alliance
Two patients who attended our community conversation expressed their views and voices and died a month after. What could we have done for their solvable challenges? End empty political talk and act.
KHALID GARBA MOHAMMED
Pharmacist, researcher and advocate on NCDs prevention & control
It's time to act on NCDs to save the future of our generations. NCDs are real and most of them are preventable. Let's join hands to save the future of human race.
Let us put people living with NCDs first in our fight against NCDs & involve them in decision making, & we will get sustainable results. They are crying out for their voices to be heard. Can we listen please!!
TOYYIB OLADIMEJI ABDULKAREEM
The Wellbeing Initiative, @TheWellbeingI
I have had enough of seeing the faces of unhappy children, unproductive workforce and adults with reduced quality of life. It is time to act and shape the faith of everyone dying of preventable death!
Public Health Researcher,
RTI International; Global Coordinator @ncdaction,
NCDs are everybody's business! It's time our governments realise that too.
East Africa NCD Alliance
Governments have been in denial for too long. The NCD crisis is happening in our cities, our bedrooms, with the people we live with. This is about us. Hopefully some policy and finance walls will break and the job will be done.
Alzheimer's Society of Delhi,
Lack of knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease is the biggest hurdle. There is still a lot of stigma attached to the disease.
ED & BOARD @ncdaction,
Everyone keeps talking about partnerships and need for collaboration but it’s still odd there is no patient voice representing those stakeholders. We need to consider #PLWNCDs to focus on the core impact of improving health systems worldwide.
LIVING WITH DIABETES TYPE 2,
I’ve resolved to fight diabetes type 2, both in me and my community. Six years ago, I started doing exercise, I bought a bicycle and started riding it every day. I eliminated junk foods and started embracing nature’s food.
Dr Rafael Camacho Solís
LIVING WITH EMPHYSEMA,
The challenges are immense. The fight against the tobacco corporations ended up costing me my job in the Secretariat of Health. Now, at 70 years old, I work in an NGO fighting against addictions.
LIVING WITH RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE,
I wish that my story could be heard by the government of my country.
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