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May 6 - May 12 2013

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The Policy Depot

The Poicy Depot

Developed by the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (www.nationalforum.org), the Policy Depot (www.policydepot.org) was created specifically for anyone who works on – or is interested in – non-communicable disease policies at local, national, and global levels.

Harnessing the power of social networking, the Policy Depot enables users to interact with other individuals and explore prevention-focused NCD policy solutions throughout the world. Rather than providing static content (such as reports, research, or position papers), the Policy Depot provides users with a tailored, multi-dimensional experience that allows them to interact – in real time – with other professionals, resources, and events that match their specific experiences and environments.

The Policy Depot achieves this by emphasizing the unique role of individual policy stakeholders and the dynamic, ever-changing environment in which they work. Use this resource to interact with like-minded individuals in the Caribbean and globally to discuss and share perspectives on regional and international NCD related policies. Join the Policy Depot now at www.policydepot.org. For more information contact Benn Grover, Policy Depot Director via email at benn.grover@nationalforum.org.

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News Roundup

World No Tobacco Day 2013 (WNTD 2013) - is fast approaching - Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners everywhere mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death globally and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide. The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2013 is: Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Click here for the official WHO WNTD posters. If you haven't already planned an event for WNTD 2013, you can print and distribute these posters or share them online through social media. Click here for more information.

World Hypertension Day - May 17, 2013 - Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Focuses on High Blood Pressure on World Hypertension Day - May 17, 2013 “Healthy Blood Pressure- Healthy Heart Beat” Read more

United Nations Social Development Network - the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) has launched a new web portal (as a pilot project) called United Nations Social Development Network (UNSDN) to share knowledge and good practices among social development professionals worldwide on ageing, civil society, cooperatives, disability, employment, family, indigenous peoples, poverty, social integration, technology and youth. Read more

NCD Alliance - Global Campaigns Update - Slides from the recent webinars are available for your reference and advocacy purposes. Preparing for the 66th World Health Assembly (WHA) starting Monday 20 May in Geneva. Read more

HCC News Roundup Archive - If you have missed any of our News Roundups you can view previous Roundups on our News Roundup Archive webpage here

HCC Features - Previously featured Members, events and news can now be found on our HCC Featured webpage here

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