NCDs Programme

Kenya’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Plan and Gaps in NCDs Care

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are diseases of long duration, not spread through other people or infections. In Kenya, NCDs account for about 40% of annual deaths and over 50% of hospital admissions. UHC in Kenya Universal Health Coverage refers to the accessibility of a full range of quality and essential healthcare services (including health promotion, prevention, […]

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Bridging the Care Gap for NCDs: A Comprehensive Approach

In our ever-evolving world of healthcare, a crucial mission unfolds before us – one that demands unwavering commitment, collaboration, and a holistic approach. It is the mission to bridge the care gap for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), a challenge that transcends boundaries and requires a multifaceted response involving healthcare systems, governments, communities, and individuals alike[1]. The

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The Critical Moment for Caring About NCDs

In today’s world, a pivotal crossroads beckons us to turn our attention to an ever-escalating global health crisis—Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)[1]. These silent but devastating ailments are seizing lives and health systems worldwide, demanding our urgent consideration for several compelling reasons. The present moment is a critical juncture for caring about Non-Communicable Diseases for several reasons:

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Understanding the Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

In an era where the world’s attention is often riveted on infectious diseases and pandemics, there exists a silent and relentless global epidemic known as Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)[1]. These are a group of medical conditions that do not owe their origins to infectious agents like bacteria or viruses, and they cannot be passed from person

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EARLIER IS BETTER

My name is Veronicah, a young dentist who recently graduated and currently an intern. As we commemorate the World Cancer awareness day, my mind runs around with the thought of Cancer as a current global burden. In a ‘mortality’ conference I attended three weeks ago at a hospital institution, all 5 deaths which occurred in

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Uniting Our Voices and Taking Action: The Role of Youth-Led Advocacy and Tutti Frutti Women in Closing the Cancer Care Gap

World Cancer Day is an important opportunity for us to come together and raise awareness about cancer, its impact and the ways in which we can work to improve cancer care for all. This year’s theme, “Uniting our voices and taking action,” highlights the importance of collective action in the fight against cancer. One area

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Cancer’s Health care Gaps and Proposals for the Future.

Introduction: Cancer belongs to chronic diseases that are the most expensive in terms of treatment and impact negatively on patients’ everyday life. Cancer’s medical treatment goes from the prevention to the follow up and a gap in the process of its health care can aggravate the patient’s health and impact negatively on their life. About

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The Cancer Cost

Cancer is the 3rd leading cause of death in Kenya (NCIK, 2020). The prevalence of cancer in not only Kenya but also in other developing countries has significantly risen, calling for mitigatory actions to be implemented. One of the barriers to accessing cancer care among youths is cost (Nachiappan et al., 2020). Cancer care is

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There is a ‘Can’ in Cancer because we CAN beat it!

“Hope for the fighters, Peace for the Survivors, Prayers for the taken“ Cancer is a leading cause of death in Kenya, with the disease responsible for approximately 12% of all deaths in the country. Despite this, significant gaps in the country’s cancer care system still need to be addressed to improve patient outcomes. One of

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Galvanizing Action to Close the Cancer Care Gap – World Cancer Day 2023

Majority of the population in low and middle-income countries still lack access to comprehensive cancer care even with the advancements in cancer prevention, treatment and diagnosis[1]. This equity gap in accessing cancer care implicates the lives of many. Hence, there is need to close the care gap by knowledge dissemination, mobilizing stakeholders, fostering accountability and

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