Speaking Out: Young Voices on NCDs

New York, NY | September 23, 2014

Non Communicable Diseases- the chronic diseases that include diabetes, obesity, cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases- have become a major health and development issue affecting the fulfilment of children’s rights. UNICEF and NCD Child hosted an Activate Talk to highlight innovations in living with and treatment of NCDs in children.

Moderated by Dr. Mychelle Farmer, the talk featured:

Seun Adebiyi, Founder/CEO, Nigeria Bone Marrow Registry, Olympian

Hadleigh Thompson, President, Kids and Families Impacting Disease Through Science Connecticut

Greg Weintraub, Intern, College Diabetes Network

Braam Jordaan, Filmmaker, Advocate for Sign Language and the Human Rights of Deaf people worldwide



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