Have you had enough?

Have you had enough?

Have you had enough of failed promises from leaders who have committed to take ‘real action’ to tackle stroke? Enough of not being listened to about your experience of stroke, or why it’s so important to prevent it? Enough of lots of talk but not a lot of investment or outcomes? So have we!

As Supporting Members of the NCD Alliance, WSO is supporting the global campaign to make sure that our leaders show up and stand up to NCDs and stroke at the UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases, taking place this September in New York.

The UN meeting will review progress towards the goal of reducing premature deaths by 30% by 2030, a goal that member states committed to but since have done very little to address. The UN Secretary General recently published a paper which made clear his frustration and mounting impatience over lack of real action to address one of the biggest single challenges for global development in the 21st Century.  He notes that 138 governments have demonstrated ‘very poor, or no progress towards their time bound commitments’, adding that ‘the world has yet to fulfil its promise of implementing measures to risk the risk of dying prematurely from non-communicable diseases.’ 

We agree and think it is time for our leaders to get serious about NCDs. We are standing together with our partners and asking that governments:

WSO members, partners, stroke survivors and families can all be part of the advocacy effort. Here are some of the things you can do:
  • Follow and share messages on social media #enoughNCDs
  • Add your stroke voice to the campaign you can visit the Enough campaign website to share your views
  • Write to your government ministers calling for their participation in the UN High Level Meeting
  • Get together with allies and organizations that you can work with collaboratively to advocate for action on NCDs
  • Host an event and help lead the fight against NCDs.  

Have you had enough? Reviewed by Anita Wiseman on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Rating: 5

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