Dozens of social justice activists and student leaders converged outside of the United Nations building in New York City this morning to demand targets on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). “What do we want? We want equity: EQUITY! Action: ACTION! Targets: TARGETS!”

The youth rally on NCDs sent a clear message to the UN General Assembly: the time for action is now.

With 80 percent of NCD deaths occurring in poor and middle-income countries, global leaders must act now to make essential medicines and technologies for NCDs available and affordable to those who lack access to life-saving healthcare.

Video captured by Chris Manschreck of the PIH NYC Community.

Learn more about PIH's work addressing NCDs in resource-poor countries.