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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

"Don't touch that dial": rethinking media messaging in light of non-communicable diseases

The hidden effect of social and mass media should be recognized and public health actions are needed to ensure the digital generation keeps moving. Overview It is clear that both social & mass media have greater use for entertaining and educating people. Many of us use media for promoting physical activity to the some extent. However, constant use of technology can also discourage peoples to stay active. Acce... Read more

The need to plan more healthy urban futures for a rapidly urbanizing African continent.

Urbanization and non-communicable diseases such as diabetes in Sub-saharan Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), a region once primarily marred by poverty, malnutrition, famines and communicable diseases like AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and tropical fevers, has now gathered much strength from urbanization. Today, SSA is the world's fastest urbanizing region. Worldwide, urbanization is a debatable issue. It does pose various kinds of chal... Read more

The sad state of mental health across Africa : It's time to tackle mental health

Mental health continues to be neglected not only in South Africa, but across the African continent too. Over the past few years, the Life Esidimeni tragedy has been making headlines in South African news publications. The tragedy involves the deaths of over 140 psychiatric patients who were transferred to ill-equipped non-governmental organisations (NGOs) when the provincial Department of Health terminated its contract with the... Read more

Displacement and Mental Illness in African Countries

With the mission to fight non-communicable diseases in Africa, through the voices and creativity of everyday people, Engage Africa Foundation, engages students, bloggers, volunteers, trained professionals to create global awareness about chronic diseases. One of the bloggers of Engage Africa Foundation is Nusrat and she is researching to develop content around human rights, conflict and non-communicable disease prevention and management... Read more

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

Nigeria: 1 In 5 Nigerians Live With Chronic Depression, Nigeria: NCD Alliance Calls For Cigarette Taxes , Kenya: NCD’s Leading Cause Of Deaths In Kenya, Ethiopia: Kidney Disease Prevention, Rwanda: Nutrition Guidelines Nigeria: 1 In 5 Nigerians Live With Chronic DepressionNigeria: NCD Alliance Calls For Cigarette Taxes Kenya: NCD’s Leading Cause Of Deaths In Kenya Ethiopia: Kidney Disease PreventionRwanda: Nutrition Gui... Read more
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