Session 1: Modi Mwatsama

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Session 1: Modi Mwatsama

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

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