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. Government action is vital.
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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