YP-CDN is on the Move!
Thanks to your hard work, donations and support, our YP-CDN team has been able to make great contributions to the movement for global health equity. Side-by-side, uninhibited by distance and national borders, we’ve petitioned, lobbied, protested, advocated, educated, and mobilized.
Your support has led to the addition of 9 NCD medicines to the WHO Essential Medicines List (a list which guides mass drug donations globally), including medications for cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes and mental illness. You have made it possible for us to train 35 advocates on direct action organizing to improve access to essential cancer medicines, which included individuals from India, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and the US.
Together, we’ve catalyzed services for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Kenya, as well as the first bone marrow registry in Nigeria, and our volunteers have led initiatives to build NCD awareness in their communities (click here to read about past work of YP'ers in Nairobi).
We’ve connected over 4,000 people across 157 countries, all with the vision creating of a world where all people have the opportunity to lead healthy and productive lives.
And we’re just getting started!
Last week, we received news that our organization is officially recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in the United States. For those of you supporting us in the US, this means your contributions will now be tax deductible. And for those of you who supporters outside of the US, this is great news for our network and the work we will be able to do moving forward.
Over the coming months, we have some exciting projects in the works, including a collaboration with the American Cancer Society for an advocacy workshop in Morocco (click here for more details), thoughtful and inspiring discussions on YP Speaks, expanded resources and advocacy support for 3T groups, and new educational materials for those interested in becoming more involved with NCD causes around the world.
And we need your support! If you like the work we’ve been doing and want to help us continue to serve as a platform for the global NCD movement, expand our reach, and further our impact, donate now! If you’re interested in joining a 3T group or starting one of your own, email with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to share with us your experiences, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. If you’re working in NCDs and want to share your insights, contribute to our blog.
And join us as we mobilize a global community of young leaders to take action against social injustice driven by NCDs.