It's time to encourage Heads of State to attend the UN Summit on NCDs!

Note: A record 34 Heads of State attended the UN Summit on NCDs.

Take Action Now

1. Learn the Facts - Find out why Non-Communicable Disease (NCDs) are a Global Crises

2. Create a Letter - Template letter to send to your UN Ambassador in New York requesting your Head of State to Take Action

3. Paste the Letter into an email and send to your UN Ambassador - Find out how to contact your UN Ambassador

4. Send a Tweet - Send a Tweet or Facebook Message to your Head of State asking them to attend September's UN Summit on NCDs

5. Ask Leaders to Face Up To It - Join Lance Armstrong and others in the Face Up To It Facebook Campaign

6. Watch the new animated video on the Summit - Click Here

Confirmed Head of State Attendance

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
Slovenia - Danilo Turk
Hungary - Mr Pál Schmitt
St. Kitts & Nevis - Denzil L. Douglas
South Africa - Jacob Zuma
Barbados - Freundel Stuart
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Dr. Hon. Ralph Gonsalves
Fiji - Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama

Strong Indications of Attendance

India - Pratibha Devisingh Patil
Chile - Sebastian Piñera Echeñique
Indonesia - Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Nepal - Ram Baran Yadav
Nigeria - Goodluck Jonathan

The NCD Alliance urges you to request that your Head of State helps to ensure that the meeting produces an outcomes document with strong recommendations and concrete time-bound targets, as outlined in the NCD Alliance Priority Language including:

- Acknowledgement of the health, social and economic burden of NCDs in the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
- An increase in international development funds and technical assistance to NCD prevention and control.
- Accelerated implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
- Measures that address the availability and affordability of quality medicines and technologies to ensure that people living with NCDs can access life-saving treatments.
- Agreement to a global accountability, monitoring, reporting, and follow-up mechanism for the Summit.