As a network, we commit ourselves to the following core values and principles in all we do
To advocate for the implementation of policies and legislation on adolescent and youth sexual reproductive health through dissemination of information, championing and promoting their rights at national and community level.
Tobacco smoking is projected to cause up to 71% of the lung cancer deaths globally. Nevertheless, it is responsible for 10% cardiovascular diseases and 42% for respiratory diseases. It also contributes to 14% NCDs related deaths globally between the people of ages 30 and above. According to the World Health Organization, recent findings indicate thatRead More
Establishing healthy behaviours among young people in Nairobi County could help stem a looming regional epidemic of non-communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic respiratory conditions. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are already responsible for a good number of deaths in the County. Based on current trends, the World Health Organization projects that NCDs willRead More
By: Kelvin Mokaya Obegi Young people are aware of how drastically NCDs are already and will be affecting their generation in the future, especially if action is inadequate. However, a large majority of individuals with knowledge on how NCDs affect young people, believe that young voices in the NCD dialogues have been tokenized and frequentlyRead More
Kevin K. Tanui. Network for Adolescent and Youth of Africa (NAYA-Kenya). Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), also known as lifestyle diseases are the diseases that cannot be transmitted from one person to another. They own the name lifestyle diseases due to their nature of long duration and generally slow progression often brought about by the lifestyle thatRead More
By: Michael Okun Oliech The chirping birds signals the dawn of a new day, young boys and girls of Kaila village in Seme sub county rising up to go to school but for Achieng (not her real name) it signals the dawn of washing old rags turned in cloth dippers for her baby. At 16Read More
By: Mariah Akinyi According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people of all age groups, region and countries are at risk of being affected by cardiovascular diseases. Inhabitants of low-income and middle-income countries account for 75% of cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) account for most NCDs deaths of 17.9 million people annually, which is 31%Read More