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25 by 25 NCD target

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ACHIEVING 25 BY 25 NCD TARGET REQUIRES REGION SPECIFIC INTERVENTIONS BY DANIEL OTIENO In 2012, all United Nations member countries committed to achieving a 25% reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2025 -- the 25 BY 25 TARGET. Countries would achieve this by ensuring 50% of eligible people are receiving drug therapy and counseling to prevent heart attack and stroke; and that 80% of essential medicines and basic technologies are available for treatment of cardiovascular diseases and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). In 2011, the World Economic Forum (WEF) reported that unless effective strategies are put in place to address non-communicable diseases, the combined global economic impact of cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes, and mental health will be more than $47 trillion dollars over the next 20 years.

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2019-05-09 13:21:45
 

ROLE OF MCAs CRITICAL IN PREVENTION OF NCDs IN COUNTIES

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ROLE OF MCAs CRITICAL IN PREVENTION OF NCDs IN COUNTIES

The fact that provision of health services is a devolved function in Kenya makes it easy, through political commitment, for sustainable development goals to be realized. Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) significantly contribute to preventing realization of sustainable development goals. However members of county assemblies (MCAs) can play an important role in championing the prevention of NCDs. First, MCAs should be in the front line in passing bills that allocate more resources towards prevention of non-communicable diseases in the counties. This allocation will enable the recruitment of specialized personnel in the county health facilities as well financing the required drugs.

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2019-04-17 13:36:46
 

School health policy-Kenya

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IT IS TIME WE ADDRESSED GAPS HINDERING REALIZATION OF SCHOOL HEALTH POLICY

“Let’s wait until the girl becomes pregnant, then we will give her the skills she needs.’’ These were the words of a community member in reaction to provision of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) to the youth. Negative community perceptions, limited knowledge on the importance of sexuality education, the fact that CSE is not examinable subject in learning institutions and limited knowledge among parents promotes unintended pregnancy, cases of sexual violence as well as sexually transmitted infections.

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2019-04-11 13:26:23
 

Gender parities in NCD prevention

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GENDER SPECIFIC RESPONSE WILL EASE NCD BURDEN IN WOMEN

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are responsible for the death of two in every three women. These include heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases. Gender bias in treatment of non-communicable diseases ranges from myths at community level to policy implementation at regional and International level. For example, perceptions that NCDs among women are a problem only in high-income countries; and that cardiovascular disease are diseases of men; prevent service accessibility to women. At policy level, the targets and indicators aimed at reducing mortality associated with non-communicable diseases are not gender specific, implying there is gender that has been left out in the fight against NCD.

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2019-04-06 13:27:47