Children, patients, and the young have a voice at the UN meeting on NCDs

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Children, patients, and the young have a voice at the UN meeting on NCDs

“The greater presence of young people and patients is an encouraging sign

that the agenda is shifting”, says Bistra Zheleva. “The young people becoming engaged in programmes to counter NCDs are remarkable and inspiring. There is a whole new cadre of young medical and public health professionals who care and want to see a change, and their voices were clear and loud. The representative of NCD Free compellingly called out to UN member governments, “We are here, expecting governments to lead the way. Involve us!”

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