Women Are a Powerful Solution to the NCD Crisis

By: Jill Sheffield and Nalini Saligram; Originally Posted on Huffington Post's Impact Pages

Jill Sheffield is the president of Women Deliver and Nalini Saligram is the founder of Arogya World.

This article is one of several being published to mark the first anniversary of the 2011 United Nations High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases on Sept. 19. The series is coordinated by Arogya World in partnership with the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network and will be housed at

As world leaders make their way to New York this month to attend the United Nations General Assembly, we call on them to renew their commitments to combating non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Tackling NCDs with a woman-centered focus is a critical step towards reaching all development goals. Read more...



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