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Send a Tweet Asking Your Head of State to Attend the Summit

Please send a tweet requesting your Head of State to Attend September's UN Summit on NCDs. Political action is required at the highest-level to address NCDs and their risk factors!

1. Send a Tweet to Your Head of State
2. List of Heads of State attending the Summit
3. Tweet the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
4. Generic NCD Tweets to Spread the Message
5. A new animated video on the Summit

Click Here for a list of Heads of States Twitter handles and Facebook pages compiled by the Global Health Council.

Sample Tweets:

@BarackObama @whitehouse will you attend historic #UNSummit on #
NCDs Sept. 19 & 20 #save36millionlives

Huge thanks to advocates and @BarbadosPM for plans to UN High Level Meeting on chronic diseases. #NCDs #UNSummit

Spanish
Muchas gracias a los defensores para su trabajo duro en conseguir que el @BarbadosPM atienda la cumbre de alto nivel de la ONU sobre las enfermedades crónicas #NCDs #seeyouatHLM

French
Un grand merci aux militants pour leur dur travail afin que le @BarbadosPM participe au Sommet de l'ONU sur les maladies chroniques#NCDs #seeyouat HLM

Confirmed Head of State Attendence

Tanzania - Dr Jakaya Kikwete
Trinidad and Tobago - Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Mexico - Felipe Calderón
Togo - Faure Gnassingbé
Bangladesh - Sheik Hasina
Russia - Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev
Panama - Presidente Ricardo Martinelli
Brazil - Presidente Dilma Rousef
Peru - Jefe de Estado Sr. Ollanta Humala y
Pakistan - Asif Ali Zardari
Kenya - Mwai Kibaki

Strong Indications of Attendence

India - Pratibha Devisingh Patil
South Africa - Jacob Zuma
Barbados - Freundel Stuart
Chile - Sebastian Piñera Echeñique
Indonesia - Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Nepal - Ram Baran Yadav
Nigeria - Goodluck Jonathan
St. Kitts & Nevis - Denzil L. Douglas

Send a Tweet to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on 13th September

ENGLISH
UN Sec Gen: Will you hold world leaders accountable for outcomes of #UNSummit on #NCDs? #save36millionlives #asktheSG [PLEASE RT]

ARABIC
الامين العام للامم المتحدة : هل ستدعم مسؤولية زعماء العالم # لنتائج قمة الامم المتحدة حول # الامراض غير الانتقالية ؟ انقذ حياة 36 مليون # اسأل الامين العام للامم المتحدة (PLEASE RT)

FRENCH
Sec Gal #ONU : Les dirigeants seront-ils tenus responsables des résultats de #UNSummit #NCDS ? #save36millionlives #asktheSG RT svp

ITALIAN
#UN Sec Gen: Vi sosterranno i leaders mondiali nel Summit delle Nazioni Unite circa le #NCDs?
#save36millionlives #asktheSG [PLEASE RT]

MANDARIN
联合国秘书长:您会敦促各国首脑在#联合国##预防和控制非传染性疾病高级别会议#上取得成果,#挽救三千六百万人的生命#吗?#请秘书长阁下引导联大做出正确性决策# (请转发)

PORTUGUESE
Secretario Geral das Nacoes Unidas: Voce fará os líderes mundiais responsaveis pelos resultados #UNSummit em relação a #NCDs? #asktheSG

RUSSIAN
Генеральный секретарь ООН: Будете ли держать мировых лидеров ответственными за результаты #UNSummit on #NCDs? #save36millionlives #asktheSG

SPANISH
Sec Gen #ONU:Responsabilizará a líderes mundiales de resultados de Cumbre ONU/ENT? #Salve36millonesvidas #UNSummit #asktheSG. RT Gracias

SWAHILI
Katibu Mkuu wa Umoja wa Mataifa atawawajibisha viongozi wa dunia kwa matokeo ya #UN Summit kuhusu #NCDs? #save36millionlives #asktheSG

Suggested Generic NCD Tweets

Non-communicable diseases (#NCDs) cause more deaths globally than all other causes combined. #UNSummit #save36millionlives

*Non-communicable diseases (#NCDs) cause about 63% of global deaths. Watch the #UNSummit & help

#save36millionlives http://www.ncdalliance.org OR [Link to UN Webcast of Summit]

*Non-communicable diseases = #NCDs = #chronicdisease = loss of productivity and unnecessary loss of life http://goo.gl/J2RJW

Tell your leaders #NCDs are bad news for health and the economy. Say No to a #sickfuture at #UNSummit and help #save36millionlives

#NCDs in developing countries hit people in their most productive years. Act now! #UNSummit #save36millionlives

#NCDs rank as a top global threat to economic development, yet receive <3% of health development funds. #UNSummit #save36millionlives

In 2008, 36 million people died of #NCDs worldwide. Act now! #UNSummit #save36millionlives

#NCD one-two punch: billions of $$ in lost nat'l income + millions of deaths & people pushed into poverty. http://bit.ly/g6FpfT #UNSummit

Watch the animated video on the UN Summit

English:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L07wwklyIDs&feature=channel_video_title

French:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4moD1fRXj8&feature=relmfu

Russian:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d4zKP9lGqk&feature=relmfu

Spanish:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v3H9_foFb8&feature=relmfu

Chinese:
http://youtu.be/xunGrfXtPaY

Arabic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWZmxGgz8gQ