Stowelink signed up on National Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Navigator tool in January 2021. We joined other organizations in filling this dynamic mapping tool for NCD programs . The tool, which was developed by PATH in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (Kenya), is a first-of-its-kind, locally managed, NCD digital information system that provides information on NCD programming in a country. The database details activities done by different stakeholders in the NCDs space. This is important so as to have a coordinated approach in achieving NCD related goals.
Naila Chebet Koech, Stowelink’s External Relations Officer (ERO), represented Stowelink in the meeting to discuss NCDs project reporting through the NCD Navigator platform. The importance of tracking, reporting and evaluating activities done in projects was emphasized. Monitoring and evaluating activities enhances collaboration, efficiency, accountability and we are able to address gaps in NCDs response.
NCDs are a pressing concern to us all as currently, global statistics estimate that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 74% of all deaths globally, according to the WHO. In Kenya, it is estimated that non-communicable diseases account for 39% of all deaths suffered by Kenyans are as a result of NCDs.
Now more than ever we have to improve on our strategies to address NCDs by creating awareness , advocating for NCDs prevention, early diagnosis and better access to treatment hence promoting a responsive approach to NCD care.
In addressing the concerns surrounding non-communicable diseases, we are guided by the Kenya National Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2021/2022-2025/2026.
Let’s continue working together in the fight against NCDs!
Lets change lives
Let’s save lives
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