Summary of my lessons and Engagement on the GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION ON NCDS
We used our voices to contribute to the global week of action movement.
We spoke with an exemplary panel on the introduction to NCDs and the role of youth.
Key lesson: Youths must be involved in all aspects of NCDs prevention and management sprectum. Given youth as foundation to healthy transition to adulthood, their great potentials as agent of change, strong advocates on development issues, and due to the fact that they are adversely affected by NCDs and vulnerable to risk factors, youth are a key stakeholder group at the centre for tackling NCDs.
Together with the team at Stowelink and with support from the NCD Alliance of Kenya
We started the second biweekly NCDS screening at VIHIGA County and trained our groups of NCDs community on self-care during COVID 19 period.
We joined the NCD Alliance of Kenya on the dialogue on meaningful involvement of people living with NCDs.
Key lessons: partnerships with governments and other NGOs in the NCDs field is critical for progress. And Advocates need to act from a point of Data to ACTION
We participated on a webinar organized by @CHRONmate and with representation from the global NCD Alliance
Here are 4 lessons from this webinar
Lesson 0: YOUNG people ARE READY!
Lesson 1: Voices of people living with NCDs are key in the continued advocacy on non-communicable diseases. Our voices is our POWER!
Lesson 2: The global NCD Alliance and its partners developed tools earlier in the year which have proven action points for immediate actions that we can take to improve the work being done in the NCDs space.
Lesson 3: COVID 19 has highlighted serious gaps in the NCDs space. We need to build back better, and the 4 ways we can do that include AWARENESS, ADVOCACY ACCESS and ACCOUNTABILITY. I call this the 4 As to build back better.
Lesson 4:An interesting question was asked on this panel on the advocacy work between NCDs & communicable diseases and on whether we need to prioritize on one or the other. The answer was we need an optimum primary health care that can address of both.
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