What's your logo's global health story?

Half ribbon symbol created by WHO in collaboration with other actors working in the NCD space. Image credit: World Health Organization

A white symbol against a blue background made many appearances last week in New York during the launch of the World Health Organization’s global campaign around noncommunicable diseases.

The symbol  isn’t a tree branch or an artery, though it bears resemblance. It’s a half ribbon; the four strokes that create it symbolize the four diseases that account for 82 percent of NCD deaths worldwide — cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.

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