GLOBAL HEALTH ORGANISATIONS
“UNITE FOR A HEALTHY FUTURE” ON THE EVE OF UN SUMMIT ON NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (NCDS)
UNite on September 18 to increase awareness of the world’s leading killers: cancer, diabetes, heart & chronic respiratory disease.
WHAT: On the eve of the first-ever United Nations Health Summit on NCDs, the NCD Alliance will host “UNite for a Healthy Future” an afternoon rally to engage the public in the fight against, cancer, diabetes, heart and chronic respiratory disease. Over 35 million people die of these Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) every year, accounting for 60% of all global deaths.
The afternoon rally and activities, starting at 1.00pm, will bring together different NCD organisations and include patient advocates, families, local communities and the general public.
A wide range of activities include a Caribbean carnival parade, bike ride around Central Park with professional cyclist and Team Type 1 Founder and CEO Phil Southerland.
Participate in Tai Chi, Zumba, Socamotion and other physical activities.
Health check-ups and live giant mural painting by leading NCD artists as well as a special children’s mural with on-site art therapists will be taking place at the New York Academy of Medicine.
“UNite for a Healthy Future” is free and open to the public. People of all ages and abilities are invited to participate.
WHO: This event is hosted by the NCD Alliance, a federation of over 900 health organisations and vanguard of the Non-communicable Disease movement.
The opening ceremony starts at 2:00 pm with some of the leaders of the NCD movement:
• Sir George Alleyne, Director Emeritus, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
• Jean Claude Mbanya, President, International Diabetes Federation
• Ralph Sacco, former CEO, American Heart Association
• Judith Mackay, Senior Advisor, World Lung Foundation
• Others from the NCD community including patient advocates,
well-known artists, activists and sports stars will also be present
WHERE: The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029
WHEN: Sunday, September 18 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Bike ride and health walk participants will meet at the New York Academy of Medicine at 12:30 p.m.
HOW: Participants can register online at: [email protected]
Isabella Platon, Head of Communications, International Diabetes Federation (IDF) [email protected]