Stowelink continues to make strides in the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and climate change. The organization recently conducted a training program for the last five groups of beneficiaries under the project, aimed at improving their understanding of NCDs and climate change.

The training was conducted by Stowelink field officers, Oduor Kevin and Naila Chebet, who took turns to ensure that the objectives of the training were met. The beneficiaries were given a set of modules to use in training others in their communities.

The training aimed to achieve the following objectives:

Improve the beneficiaries’ understanding of climate change.

Add depth to beneficiaries’ understanding of Non-Communicable Diseases.

Draw clear nexus between climate change and NCDs.

To assess knowledge retention, the trainees were given a set of questions to help them remember certain concepts, including the five major NCDs according to the World Health Organization, the corresponding risk factors for NCDs, climate change, how climate change exacerbates NCDs prevalence, and actions to combat climate change and reduce the burden of NCDs.

According to the field officer’s assessment, the project beneficiaries’ knowledge of NCDs and climate change improved, and they were able to train others on the same using the module.

The training was held at Githurai Social Hall and was attended by the following groups:

Small Axe

Mwihoti Group

Githurai Social Justice

Young and Old

Youth @ Heart

Stowelink is committed to empowering communities with knowledge and skills to combat NCDs and the effects of climate change. The organization continues to conduct similar training programs and projects to achieve this goal.

Published by Stephen Ogweno

a global health practitioner, NCD advocate and mHealth Innovator

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