Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) Debate in the Houses of Parliament
Tuesday, 4 December 2012 from 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT)
The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD), The All Party Parliamentary Group for Global Health (APPG-GH) and UCL's Institute for Global Health and Grand Challenges are holding a "question time" style debate:
Lord Nigel Crisp (host), Prof Anthony Costello (UCL, IGH) and panellists invite you to:
"THE NCD Time Bomb: Whose problem is it? (Leadership and Lessons learnt from HIV/AIDS.)
Whether your are a policy maker, global health professional, private sector professional with an interest in sustainable development, or student, we will discuss how Non Communicable Diseaeses (NCDs) can be reframed as a global development issue.
Historically thought to be diseases of wealthy countries like the US and UK, NCDs are now a world wide pandemic of devestating proportions, which account for more than 35 million deaths a year. 80% of those occur in low and middle-income countries. - that's twice as many deaths as from infectious diseases HIV, malaria and TB combined.
Send your questions in advance to policy makers via twitter @gacd_media#gacdqt
Please arrive at the main entrance Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, 30 minutes before the event to complete security & bring this invitation with you.
The event will be held in the Atlee Suite, 1st Floor, Portcullis House.
When & Where
Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases and National Institutes of Health, USA (NIH).
The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases is an alliance of international public health research funders. For more information please visit our website www.gacd.org