1st SEAR NCDs Conference 2024

Every 2 seconds, someone under the age of 70 dies due to an NCD; 86 % of premature deaths due to NCDs happen in LMI countries, where socio-economic and environmental factors offer far less protection against NCD risks compared to high-income nations. In addition, compared to the other WHO regions, NCDs claim lives in SEAR at a younger age, during the productive years of life.

Against this backdrop, the 1st SEAR NCD Conference is being organized to reflect on the issues fueling NCDs and their risk factors, and integrate commitments to prevent and control NCDs. The agenda will explore multi-sectoral and community engagement, including critical issues relating to gender

The 1st SEAR NCDs conference 2024 will offer insights and recommendations to inform policy decisions and actions for the UNHLM-NCD in 2025, fostering international cooperation to address NCDs effectively


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1st SEAR NCDs Conference

Conference Objectives

  • To provide a platform for sharing regional data and insights on NCDs and their risk factors to inform evidence-based strategies and translate evidence into policy and actions for south-east region.
  • To facilitate national and global collaboration and promote dialogue and partnerships to develop holistic and integrated approaches for NCD prevention, management, and control.
  • To increase awareness about the prevalence and impact of non-communicable diseases in the region among healthcare professionals, policymakers, and the general public.
  • To inspire the development of actionable plans and initiatives at the regional and community levels to address the specific challenges and risk factors, supporting prevention and control of NCDs.

Conference Thematic Areas

  • Health Care, Control and Prevention for NCDs
  • Use of modern application tools such as Big Data, Machine Language and Artificial Intelligence, Wearable Technologies, etc. to assess NCD
  • Health Systems for NCDs
  • Risk Factors of NCDs
  • Improving Governance and Multi-Sectoral Engagement for NCDs
  • Policy and Health promotion

Conference Focused

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases
  • Injury
  • Stroke
  • Neuro developmental Disorder
  • Kidney Disease
  • Cancer
  • Mental Health
  • Eye

Conference Organizer

Conference Co-Organizers

Contact Point 

Secretariat Contact Point

Dr Shamim Hayder Talukder
South East Asia Regional NCD Alliance
Phone: +8801713066602

Ummay Farihin Sultana
Secretariat Coordinator
Phone: +8801303365341

Country Specific Contact Point

Maldives NCD Alliance

Malaysia NCD Alliance

Nepal NCD Alliance

Indonesia NCD Alliance

Healthy India Alliance

Myanmar NCD Alliance

Bangladesh Network for NCD Control and
Prevention (BNNCP)

Thai NCD Alliance

Lanka NCD Alliance

1st SEAR NCDs Conference 2024