A new chapter on healthy living and NCDs titled “Healthy Living and the Prevention, Control and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Children and Adolescents” is now available for public comment. Development of this chapter is part of UNICEF’s contribution to the UN Global Action Plan on NCDs, in particular to address NCDs and related risk factors that are posing threats to the survival and well-being of children and adolescents. The initiative is being undertaken in collaboration with UN sister agencies, NCD Child and other NCD stakeholders. The specific aim of the chapter is to provide key information, stimulate behavior change, guide community action, and influence policy and decision makers on a range of critical issues on NCDs and children.
The chapter will be submitted for possible inclusion in UNICEF’s iconic handbook, Facts for Life. Facts for Life is a well-known global UN collaborative with important messages for parents, caregivers, and the community to use in changing behaviors and practices to help protect children’s health.
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