Preventing NCDs through Policies, Programmes and Partnerships

Event Details


RSA (Dr Cross Room), 8 John Adam St, London WC2N 6EZ, UK

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Start: Tuesday, 10 September 2019 @8:30am (breakfast & registration from 8am)

End: Tuesday, 10 September 2019 @10am

C3’s upcoming International Breakfast Seminar will take place immediately after the 2nd Global Week for Action on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) – taking place from 2-8 September 2019. The Global Week for Action on NCDs is a global call for action on commitments to improve health for everyone through the prevention and control of NCDs. Dr Monika Arora will be explaining the role of policies, programmes and partnerships in preventing NCDs in what promises to be an engaging seminar offering both expert and global perspectives.


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About the speaker: Dr Monika Arora

Dr Monika Arora is a public health scientist working in the area of health promotion and health advocacy. She is the Director of the Health Promotion Division and Additional Professor at Public Health Foundation of India. She is also Executive Director of HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth), an NGO that works on NCD prevention and control and serves as secretariat of Healthy India Alliance (HIA). Monika is also a board member of NCD Alliance for 2019-2021.

Her expertise is in designing, implementing, managing and evaluating intervention programmes in various health promotion settings, large scale group randomized trials as well as policy research on NCD prevention and control. She has led Rapid Program Reviews, Impact Evaluations, Implementation Science Research and Health Impact Assessments of various policies and programmes in India and has worked extensively with government at National and sub-national level.

Dr. Arora has been a member on various national and international expert committees on NCDs, tobacco control, alcohol control and Adolescent Health related issues, formed by Ministry of Health and family Welfare, Government of India. She has been a member of Ad Hoc Working Group on Implementation, Monitoring and Accountability on Ending Childhood Obesity, formed by WHO Director General during 2014-2016. She is also a member of WHO Civil Society Working Group on the third High-level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on NCDs. She has been a commissioner on the Lancet Report “Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent health and Wellbeing” published in 2016.

Dr. Arora has been honoured with the Best Practices Award in Global Health in 2011 by the prestigious Global Health Council, for demonstrating best practice example in the area of health promotion among youth and community, especially focusing on preventing NCDs. She has been awarded with the WHO Director General’s World No Tobacco Day Award in 2012; Dr. Prem Menon outstanding service award in January 2018 by World-India Diabetes Foundation (WIDF) in recognition of her contributions to the education and prevention of diabetes among children in India.

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C3’s 2019 International Breakfast Seminar series is supported by:

Cancer Research UK logo The College of Contemporary Health logo Sanofi logo   Wellbeing People logo