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Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (August 2018) By Dara Oloyede

Ghana: Stakeholders Meet to Discuss Non-Communicable Diseases, Key Health Issues African Millennials Need to Pay Attention To, Nigeria: Mental Health Advocacy, Namibia: Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases Launched, Nigeria’s 2018 Demographic and Health Survey  Ghana: Stakeholders Meet to Discuss Non-Communicable Diseases Key Health Issues African Millennials Need to Pay Attention ToNigeria: Mental... Read more

How the UN high level meeting misses the mark for NCD prevention and management in Africa and the needed amendments to fix that.

Nusrat Shafiquddin blogs with Engage Africa Foundation to research and create content around human rights, conflict and non-communicable disease prevention and management. Learn more about her and the rest of the team here. Stay tuned to Nusrat's updates by following us on Facebook , Twitter or Instagram. On 27th September 2018, Heads of State and Government and representatives of States and Governments, will gather at the United Nation&... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (July 2018) By Dara Oloyede

Uganda: National Day of Physical Activity, Nigeria: Cancer is the Leading Cause of Death, Zimbabwe: First Lady Champions Cancer Treatment and Awareness, Ethiopia: Promoting Early Cancer Screenings, Tanzania: Forum to Address Non-Communicable Diseases  Uganda: National Day of Physical ActivityNigeria: Cancer is the Leading Cause of Death Zimbabwe: First Lady Champions Cancer Treatment and AwarenessEthiopia: Promoting Early Cancer S... Read more

How air pollution is increasing the burden of non-communicable diseases in the world?

Nusrat Shafiquddin blogs with Engage Africa Foundation to research and create content around human rights, conflict and non-communicable disease prevention and management. Learn more about her and the rest of the team here. Stay tuned to Nusrat's updates by following us on Facebook , Twitter or Instagram. The impact of air pollution is multifaceted. It has a snowballing effect, leading to one health problem or the other. A World Health ... Read more

Personal trainer and Zumba instructor, Ihuoma Nwigwe, on life in the healthy lane

Ihuoma Nwigwe went from an incredible weight loss to unstoppable! She is a Nigerian-American certified personal trainer and Zumba instructor. In this interview with the Hitting Home Series, Ihuoma dishes on her favourite workouts and favourite healthy Nigerian meals (she also does meal preps for clients). Enjoy: Ihuoma Nwigwe went from an incredible weight loss to unstoppable! She is a Nigerian-American certified personal trainer and Zum... Read more

Can the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity block the NCD Epidemic?

GAPPA has a wide ranging action plan which gives great hope for blocking the NCD epidemic. Overview Different sets of evidence continue to disclose the burning burden of NCDs especially in low-middle income countries (LMICs). However, the actions to tackle these fatal issues are not moving forward as expected. In fact, NCDs are killing about 40 millions of nations every year. Around 80% of these deaths are occurring in LMICs where h... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (June 2018) By Dara Oloyede

Nigeria: Verve Encourages Users to Exercise , Malawi: First Lady Launches Nutrition Pollicy to Combat NCDs, Tanzania: Taking the Strategic Plan a Step Further , Nigeria: 5.5% of Nigerians are Suffering from Diabetes, Kenya: Hivos East Africa Launches Sustainable Food Project Nigeria: Verve Encourages Users to Exercise Malawi: First Lady Launches Nutrition Pollicy to Combat NCDs Tanzania: Taking the Strategic Plan a Step Furt... Read more

Communities are pushing people to gain extra weight in Africa

Overweight or obesity is riding the rapid rise of NCDs in Africa Communities are pushing people to gain extra weight in AfricaOverviewThe term overweight or obesity implies excessive fat accumulation in the body that may impair health. Evidence shows that overweight or obesity has tripled since 1970s in the world. Likewise, it is on the rapid rise in many low-middle income countries including Ethiopia. It occurs when calorie in... Read more

Hitting Home Series: Nyancho NwaNri on being vegan in Nigeria

Nyancho NwaNri is a continental treasure. A Nigerian by birth, Nyancho stays constantly on the move, travelling around Africa and using the power of her photography skills to capture the diversity of African peoples and cultures. Nyancho has also been able to balance a busy work life with healthy living and we are totally in awe of that. Nyancho NwaNri is a continental treasure. A Nigerian by birth, Nyancho stays constantly on the move,... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (May 2018) By Dara Oloyede

WHO Encourages Nigerians to Exercise, 36% of Nigerians say their health needs are met, Malawians Encouraged to go for High Blood Pressure testing, Namibia: 30% of deaths due to heart diseases, Zambia: Prioritizing Nutrition for Socio-economic Development WHO Encourages Nigerians to Exercise 36% of Nigerians Say Their Health Needs Are Met Malawians Encouraged To Go For High Blood Pressure Testing Namibia: 30% Of Deaths Due ... Read more
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