UN High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases
New York City
In the lead up to the 3rd United Nations High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases on Thursday, September 27th, RTI is co-hosting and speaking at several side events on universal health care and reducing the burden of noncommunicable diseases globally.
Tuesday, September 25, 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. I Harvard Club, The West Room, 35 W 44th St
NCD Prevention and Adolescents: The Time to Act: Hosted by RTI International; Plan International UK; NCD Child; Population Reference Bureau; American Academy of Pediatrics; and AstraZenecaYoung Health Program
This roundtable working lunch will focus on NCD prevention among adolescents and the progress achieved by countries focusing on their youth.
Tuesday, September 25, 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. I Harvard Club, 35 W 44th St
There When Needed: Coming Together to Ensure Access to NCD Treatment and Care: Hosted by PATH Coalition for Access to NCD Medicines and Products
DEVEX Live will host leading voices in government, industry, academia, and the non-profit sector to discuss how catalyzing innovations in financing and service delivery are critical to the system strengthening efforts needed to combat NCDs and realize universal health coverage.
Wednesday, September 26, 8:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. I United Nations Population Fund Headquarters
NCDs and PHC: Road to Universal Health Coverage Roundtable: Hosted by United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth
This round table session will provide an opportunity for young people working in the field of NCDs to discuss the topic with relevant parties keeping in mind the dynamics of institutional engagement in such processes. It will also be important to discuss and deliberate on the nexus between NCDs and Primary Health Care (PHC), especially in the context of the upcoming Global Conference on Primary Health Care that will take place in October - 40 years after the original Alma Ata Declaration was agreed.
Wednesday, September 26, 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. I Convene, 730 3rd Avenue,18th Floor, Union Square Hub
Transforming healthcare systems to respond to the NCD burden by focusing on early diagnosis in collaboration with Royal Philips and Devex: Hosted by World Obesity Federation; Novo Nordisk; Royal Philips; Devex; Arnhold Institute for Global Health; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
This meeting will be conducted in the context of the NCD Dialogue Series project and will be a series of sessions showcasing the World Economic Forum’s platform portfolio on NCDs prior to the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs. The overall objectives are to emphasize the importance of private-sector involvement to achieve SDG target 3.4 (on NCDs) and to provide a platform for progressing different focus themes in the global NCD agenda.
RTI's Rachel Nugent, Vice President of Noncommunicable Diseases, will participate in a discussion with Raj Kumar, President and Editor in Chief, Devex, and Pete Troilo, Director of Global Advisory, Devex.