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Session 1: Modi Mwatsama

Session 1: Modi Mwatsama



Modi Mwatsama: “UK civil society advocacy and action on NCDs”

Modi Mwatsama: “UK civil society advocacy and action on NCDs”



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    • “ UK civil society advocacy and action on NCDs” Modi Mwatsama, International Programme Manager
    • National Heart Forum
      • An alliance of 70 national organisations focused on prevention of NCDs.
      • International Programme:
      • Recognises common upstream determinants – global action on NCDs will support the UK
      • UK experience can support capacity building in developing countries
      • Collective action with a range of partners and networks
    • NHF international programme
      • The Lancet NCDs & development series 4
      • UK NCDs & development task force
      • Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network
      • Conflict of Interest Coalition
      • NCD Alliance
    • The Lancet NCD Action Group
      • Priority actions for NCDs (2011) – synthesised evidence from 3 previous series
      • “ They [Moscow ministerial delegates] were lapping it up like a chocolate cup-cake…”
      • Delegate in Moscow, 2011
      • Action in 2012: Fourth series in development, coordinated by NHF
    • The UK NCDs & Development Task Force
      • ~20 organisations – NCDs, risk factors, professional bodies, academia
      • Goal: to coordinate UK civil society advocacy efforts to the UK government
      • Focus in 2012 – seminars to improve understanding and engage with others interested in global health and development
    • Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network
      • 400 Members in 40 counties connected through social media and virtual platforms
      • Research, policy and advocacy on NCDs
      • 2011 outcomes: Manifesto, Commonwealth Youth, Youth Rally in NY, publications
      • 2012 plans include: strategic plan & funding, university chapters, Rio+20 sustainable development project, NCD action campaigns
      www.ypcdn.org & www.ncdaction.org
    • Who should shape policy?
      • UN Political Declaration called for
      • “ The intensification of efforts to curb harmful use of alcohol in young people…”
      Tequila (alcohol) Youth-oriented marketing will be key to "opening up the emerging market floodgates…" Source: Euromonitor international (trade press blog, 15 December 2011)
    • Could there be a conflict?
      • Yum! Brands (KFC, Pizza Hut etc)
      • “ Success in China has been rapid and decisive”
      • “ India to be its next major growth engine”
      • “ Population is very young … median age, 25”
      • “ Menu of low-priced meals (US$0.55 to 2.20)”
      Source: Euromonitor international (trade blog, December 2011) UN Political Declaration called for: “ Urgent multi-stakeholder action to stem the rising obesity trends in children & adults”
    • Conflict of Interest Coalition
      • 150 global NGOs signed a Statement of Concern to President of the UN General Assembly on the lack of clarity regarding the role of the private sector in public policymaking on NCDs.
      • Goals in 2012 are to:
      • Develop guidelines on a framework to manage conflict of interests for the UN and governments
      • Develop guidelines on the distinction between BINGOs and PINGOs (Business Interest and Public Interest NGOs).
      • http://coicoalition.blogspot.com/
      • Thank you!
      • [email_address]
      • @ModiMwatsama
      • www.heartforum.org.uk