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Hello from Geneva!

So far, 2014 has proven to be an exciting year full of new adventures and activities for the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN).  While we look forward to regularly sharing exciting news from us and you, our members, going forward, we wanted to take a moment to check in with you and give a few exciting updates.  

What are we up to?
The YP-CDN community assembles the next generation of multidisciplinary thought-leaders and activists to drive non-communicable disease (NCD) policy and social change.  
Together, we are making a tangible difference on the road toward 25 x 25 (25% reduction of premature NCDs by 2025).  We will be scaling up community-level NCD advocacy and global NCD policy efforts, with current activities underway to address impacts of trade on NCDs.  

Get involved!
Are you interested in becoming more active with YPCDN?  We are looking for dedicated and passionate people right now to:
  • Join our working group on trade and NCDs
  • Help us keep our website up to date
  • Join our Fundraising Committee
Please contact our Head of Policy & Strategy, Kyle Turner, at with your expressed interests to find out more!

Your friendly YP Executive Team,
Jordan, Kyle, Abby & Gen

YP-CDN at the 67th World Health Assembly

All this week, we have an active delegation at the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA).  NCDs are featured prominently in this year's agenda through resolutions on the prevention and control of NCDs, essential medicines, and pain and palliative care, among others.

Our policy efforts at WHA are focused on the expansion of access to essential medicines for cancer, following our previously submitted petitions for cancer medicines imatinib and trastuzumab to be added to the WHO Essential Medicines Lists.

We believe that the WHO is uniquely positioned to support countries in their efforts to expand access and affordability of cancer medicines.

Please give our WHA67 brief a read, which was developed in collaboration with Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM).

To contribute to our work in this area, please contact Executive Director, Jordan Jarvis.

YP Members Survey

In April, we sent out a survey to you, our members, to find out more about who you are and how YP can grow in the future.

We were thrilled to receive 140 responses from 41 different countries, and we will share the full results with you in a comprehensive report.

For now, here is a glimpse of what you told us!
Why did you join YP?
What should our #1 priority be?
YP Events at WHA
Everyone is welcome!

Monday, May 19 12:30-13:30
What? YP leads discussion on "Challenging the status quo for action on NCDs by expanding access to cancer medicines"
Where? WHO Rm. M105, Geneva

Tuesday, May 20 19:00-late
What? 3T Social Gathering during the WHA
Where? Le Scandale, Rue de Lausanne 24, 1201, Geneva
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