STOWELINK’S CEO PUBLISHES A NEW ARTICLE ON PROJECT SYNDICATE ON NCD FUNDING

Stowelink founder and CEO Mr Ogweno Stephen recently published an important opinion piece with the Project Syndicate sharing deep insights on funding and non-communicable diseases. Project Syndicate is an international media organization that publishes and syndicates commentary and analysis on a variety of global topics. All opinion pieces are published on the Project Syndicate website, but are also distributed to a wide network of partner publications for print.

Here is a snippet of the article

Noncommunicable diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, but efforts to tackle them receive less than 10% of the global health budget. With the NCD burden likely to increase further, countries must take five urgent steps to bring about a shift in funding priorities.

NAIROBI – Noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, lung disease, diabetes, obesity, and mental disorders, are often chronic and develop over a long period. Collectively, NCDs account for about 70% of all deaths globally (and 60% of deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa, where they account for over 55% of hospital admissions in countries such as Kenya). Developing countries thus face a double burden of illness, with communicable diseases like malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis still presenting a huge challenge alongside the rising incidence of NCDs.READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON THE LINK BELOW: https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/noncommunicable-diseases-funding-strategy-five-priorities-by-stephen-ogweno-2022-07

Published by Stephen Ogweno

a global health practitioner, NCD advocate and mHealth Innovator

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