NCDS stands for non-communicable diseases. non communicable diseases are also referred to as chronic diseases. These are diseases that are not transmitted from one person to another like flu. non communicable diseases are the leading killer diseases globally accounting for over 70% of global deaths. Non communicable diseases include cancers, heart diseases, chronic diseases affecting the lungs, diabetes and mental health amongst others. These diseases are caused by 4 risk factors which are tobacco use, alcohol use, poor diets, lack of exercise and environmental factors like air pollution.in Kenya they are also the leading cause of deaths and statistics project that more young people are dying from these diseases and these diseases are no longer diseases for the rich but diseases for everyone both young and old .in fact data shows that about 60-70% of deaths from these diseases occur in developing countries like Kenya and more young people are being affected by them. Stowelink inc developed a challenge dubbed the NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES Youth Champions with the aim of raising awareness about non communicable diseases among youth in Kenya. This is a national project will involve young people coming out and organizing events within their institutions through clubs to create awareness on non-communicable diseases. the events could be as simple as discussing about NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES in the school clubs to as complex as organizing an event in the school or community.
The competition is here with us and we have 6 projects that will be competing in this national project. The competitors are as below. Details about the competition will be coming up in our upcoming posts.
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