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Law & NCD Unit

Building Legal Capacity, Preventing NCDs

The Law & Non-Communicable Diseases Unit (or Law & NCD Unit) was set up in January 2015 to conduct research into how legal instruments can be used as tools for the prevention of NCDs, and more specifically how robust evidence-based policy interventions can be designed to support effective NCD prevention strategies at local, national, regional or global levels.

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About the Law & NCD Unit

Read an introduction to the Unit, watch a video and get in touch.

Members and advisory board Scales of justice against a blue background. White text reads 'Law & NCD Unit Members'


View the research interests of our members and advisory board.

Events Prof Amandine Garde and Dr Emma Boyland at the Food Marketing workshop


See what events, workshops, and conferences the Unit organises.

Research Projects and Policy Work Prof Amandine Garde and colleagues at a World Health Organization event

Research Projects & Policy Work

We conduct research with the objective of informing the academic and policy debates on NCD prevention at regional, national, and global levels.

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Key publications, books, and reports from our members relating specifically to law and NCD prevention.

Courses and supervision Prof Amandine Garde teaching. White text on an orange tint reads 'Law and NCD Unit Courses and Supervision'

Courses and Supervision

Including legal capacity building courses, masterclasses, and training opportunities.