Introduction to the subject area

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) cause millions of preventable deaths. Childhood and adolescence are critical times for adoption of lifestyles and behaviors responsible for adult NCDs. Addressing underlying biological, behavioral and social early life factors in the prevention and treatment of NCDs requires attention from governments, civil society organizations, and the private sector. Adolescents and youth, including those living with disability, deserve to enjoy the highest attainable standards of health and deserve equitable access to quality, effective and affordable services for prevention, early and accurate diagnosis, treatment, supportive care, rehabilitation, and palliative care.

Technical Advisor & Committee:

Jonathan D. Klein, MD, MPH, FAAP (Chair)

Associate Executive Director, American Academy of Pediatrics

Executive Director, Secretariat, NCD Child

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Teresa Bandeira, MD

President, Portuguese Pediatric Society

Jay Berkelhamer, MD, FAAP

Past-President, American Academy of Pediatrics

IPA Executive Committee and Standing Committee



Michael Hollwarth, MD

em. Prof of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery

Medical University of Graz/Austria

IPA Standing Committee, World Federation of Pediatric Surgeons



Zulkifli Ismail, MD

President, Asian Pacific Pediatric Association (Malaysia)

IPA Standing Committee Member



Helena Fonseca, MD

IPA Adolescent Health TAG Chair (Portugal)



Professor Iqbal Memon, MD,

President, Pakistan Pediatric Association

IPA Standing Committee Member



Jenny Proimos, MB BS, MPH, FRACP

Principal Medical Advisor, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Victoria, Australia



Florianne "Rhiza" F. Valdes, MD

President, Philippine Ambulatory Pediatric Association

Executive Board and Secretariat Head, Asia-Pacific Child and Family Health Alliance for Tobacco Control


Future Plan of Action

WORKPLAN, 2014-2016

1) Advocate for inclusion of children and adolescents in the global NCD Agenda;


2) Advocate for inclusion of children's NCD prevention and treatment issues in national pediatric societies' agendas and strategic plans;


3) In partnership with NCD Child, AAP and other National pediatric societies, participate in WHA and UNGA related events addressing NCDs and children.


4) Coordinate NCD policy and educational activities with IPA Executive committee, Standing Committee and other TAG leaders and agendas, in particular nutrition, child survival and adolescent health; and,


5) Develop and implement champions training workshops for NCD education and advocacy for national pediatric society leadership at regional and global IPA meetings.