Healthy Planet, Healthy People:Building Synergies for Sustainable Development

September 26, 2013: ┬áThe United States Government, Permanent Missions of CARICOM to the United Nations, the NCD Alliance and the NCD Roundtable jointly hosted a side event in New York, on the margins of the UN Special Event on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) early this week. This high-profile multi-stakeholder dialogue – Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Building Synergies for Sustainable Development was opened by HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan and featured a vibrant panel discussion on bridging health, NCDs and sustainable development. Richard Horton, editor of the Lancet moderated this full and dynamic panel, where our president, Sania Nishtar joined Ambassador Jimmy Kolker, Sir George Alleyne, Marie-Paul Kieny, Sarah England and Lisa MacCallum for discussion on the exiting next steps towards the post-2015 global health agenda, where NCDs are likely to be featured more prominently than they have been in global health priorities.

23rd September 2013, NCD Alliance discussion, New York