Deadline: July 31, 2022
Applications are open for the Pacific NCD Youth Ambassadors 2022 initiative. The initiative provides an opportunity for Pacific youth to share creative ideas, using their own language and creative thinking, that could help improve health and well -be in their communities and contribute to the fight against non-communicable diseases. diseases (NCDs).
As the leading cause of preventable death accounting for 60-75% in the region, NCDs, mainly diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases as well as cancers, constitute a crisis of epidemic proportions with major implications for the future development of countries. and Pacific island territories. . Tobacco, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet (for example, a diet high in sugar, salt, fats and processed foods and low in fruits and vegetables) combined with a lack of physical activity, are the main risk factors for NCDs.
In 2011, due to the large and growing burden of NCDs, Pacific Island leaders declared that NCDs had become “a human, social and economic crisis” in the region, which required an urgent and comprehensive response.
Believing that youth are the future of the islands and play a vital role in building a healthy lifestyle, SPC invites young people aged 18-30 to become Pacific NCD Youth Ambassadors to contribute to the well-being of Pacific people. Through this initiative, those selected will receive technical guidance and professional support to implement innovative youth activities designed to prevent and control NCDs in their communities.
- Young people between the ages of 18 and 30 from any of SPC’s Pacific Island member countries and territories are eligible to apply.
- The young people will have to form teams of 3 to 5 people.
To apply, complete the registration form attached and send it by email to the following address: [email protected]. It will only take a few minutes. Only successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of the applications.
For more information, visit Pacific Youth Ambassadors on NCDs.