Women: Demand a Healthy Future, Free of Chronic Disease
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Women: Demand a Healthy Future, Free of Chronic Disease

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      Arogya World


We took your signatures to the UN Summit on NCDs on September 19, 2011. See the press release. The petition is still open, so please sign and join us in raising our voices to build a healthy future.


Two out of three deaths in the world today are a result of non-communicable diseases like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and cancer. 

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are one of the 21st century’s greatest health and development challenges. Collectively, these chronic diseases cause two out of three deaths today and by 2030 will cause five times as many deaths as HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria COMBINED. Yet, NCDs are largely preventable — 80% of heart disease and diabetes and 40% of cancer can be prevented by avoiding tobacco and through increased physical activity and healthy eating.

Join the network of women who are dedicated to reducing the vulnerability of women and children to NCDs, and tell world leaders that we demand a healthy future for women and children.

We encourage women to sign as we work to build a network of more than 10,000 women worldwide in support of this issue. 


More about the campaign:

Take Action Now 

On 19th and 20th September, 2011, world leaders gathered at the UN for a historic summit on NCDs. The stakes were high: their decisions will impact the lives of millions. Now we have joined together in a global campaign — Women for a Healthy Future — to demand solutions. This petition is our first step.

Sign the petition. Tell your friends. 

Join us in urging world leaders to reduce the vulnerability of women and children to NCDs.

If we gather 10,000 women’s signatures, we will take your voices to the media, to world leaders from government and business. We need your support to show the world how deeply we care, and to ignite action against NCDs.

Started by: Arogya World, Global Health Council, NCD Child, Women Deliver, NCD Action, Public Health Institute, The Max Foundation, Disruptive Women in Health Care, Hriday, NCD Alliance, World YWCA, Beyond Sport

 More about NCDs:

NCDs: A Social Justice Issue 

80% of deaths from NCDs occur in developing countries, where people have lower access to medicines, health care, and healthy lifestyles. NCDs can push families into poverty, and poverty in turn worsens NCDs. The opportunity to survive should not be defined by income and geography. Yet it is.

NCDs: A Threat to our Children’s Future 

Our children are growing up sicker than previous generations. Low birth weight can predispose babies to getting diabetes and heart disease later in life. And marketing of fast food, sugary drinks, alcohol and tobacco to children and adolescents has led to the rising prevalence of NCDs. Children have a right to health and a life free of disease.

NCDs: The Leading Cause of Death for Women 

NCDs kill 18 million women each year. We know that women suffer greatly from breast and cervical cancer, and are learning that heart disease is their #1 killer. Girls and women are at a disadvantage for getting NCDs: 60% of the world’s poor are women, and many are malnourished and uneducated. In developing countries, women often cook over open fires and get chronic lung diseases. Disease and death due to everyday cooking? Surely that is an outrage.

Recent signatures


    1. We took your signatures to the UN Summit!

      The UN summit on NCDs is now over. We were honored to take your signatures (from 94 countries!) to world leaders from government and business, and to share them with the media.

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Amena Imasekha LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 3 years ago

      Because I believe that every human life is of equal value to the next.

    • Abdelhadi Eltahie HERNDON, VA
      • about 3 years ago

      In developing countries women in remote and rural areas are marginalized and have no access to quality midwifery services that meets basic standards...Just to mention one of a long list of grievances.

    • Tejiri Bekibele Okeregbe DELTA STATE, NIGERIA
      • about 3 years ago

      To be a Voice that would support everything positive aimed at controlling and eradicating these NCDs,that is fast becoming a threat to humanity.

      • about 3 years ago

      The mother's health is the foundation of the long-term health of the unborn child and generations to follow. It is not an option.

    • michaela Barry STONEHAM, MA
      • about 3 years ago

      NCD's cause far too many deaths. Among the world's poorest multitudes, women and children suffer most (in numbers). We could do so much if we ensured that they were taken care of.


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