Updates: Last chance to apply for NextGen Leaders & meet our Chapter reps in East Africa!
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Last call for NextGen Leaders & meet some of our Chapter Leaders

Dear <<First Name>>,


Only 2 days left....

We've been receiving great applications from across East Africa for our upcoming workshop in Nairobi. It's going to be a historic and impactful event to bring together change-makers from across the region! You have until this Thursday, August 4th, to apply for the NextGen Leaders on NCDs East Africa Workshop on September 9-11, 2016, hosted by YP-CDN in partnership with RTI International. If you're applying, please remember to submit both the online application form and submit requested documents to

Don't miss out on the chance to develop your advocacy, policy and leadership skills, network with like-minded young leaders and potential mentors, and contribute meaningfully to the global access to medicines and noncommunicable disease movement! 

Watch this video from one of our past workshops to get excited!

Your YP-CDN Executive Team

Calling all future Ministers of Health, Director Generals, and Civil Society Leaders...

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Get to know our Chapter Leaders!

Through #LeadersofYPCDN we will highlight YP-CDN Chapter leaders and active advocates of YP-CDN from across the globe. In the spirit of our upcoming #NextGenLeaders, meet some of our East Africa team members!
Medical Student, Moi University

"I met Precious* --a beautiful, jovial and bubbly four year old baby girl --during my fourth year pediatric oncology rotation. Her mother, an equally jovial lady, walked into the clinic with her hematology results..."

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Medical Doctor in Kampala, Uganda

"Previously and even now NCDs can be misconstrued as ill luck, but they have been with us longer than we may have noticed or known..."

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Medical Student, The Hubert Kairuki Memorial University 

"In Africa, medical care has become an expensive burden. Our reach becomes limited by the available resources, skilled personnel and time, yet we do not give up...."

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What we're reading & listening to

Lancet Series - Physical Activity 2016: Progress and Challenges: Find out about progress in epidemiological research, global surveillance, intervention strategies, and policy actions on physical inactivity as a key modifiable risk factor for NCDs.
Check out Stuffed, a 2-part podcast series on the politics, economics and science of overeating. CBC's Jill Eisen investigates why there has been such a dramatic shift in the way North America eats.
Mariana Mazzucatto on the 'High cost of new drugs': "Pharmaceutical innovation should be structured so that it focuses on unmet health needs globally and delivers therapeutic advances that are affordable and accessible to all, not just profitable for manufacturers." 
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