NCDS 365: DAY 122 – DAY 128 INTRODUCTION TO CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

DAY 122 of 365.WHAT IS CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH Cardiovascular health relates to the circulatory system, which comprises the heart and blood vessels and carries nutrients and oxygen to the tissues of the body and removes carbon dioxide and other wastes from them. Our hearts work beat by beat, second by second for 24 hours a day, never…

STOWELINK DEVELOPS THE COMPLETE NCDS AND COVID 19 PAMPHLET

COVID 19 crisis continues to ravage the world bringing with it adverse effects on health. To the NCD community, COVID 19 continues to disproportionately affect members of this community as they form some of the groups at most risk of COVID 19. It’s because of this reason that the Stowelink team took it upon themselves…

MYHEART KE RESEARCH FINALLY PUBLISHED.

Stowelink took a bold step in 2017 to develop research on mobile health with our first mobile app MyHeart Ke, we really wanted to know what would work for a mobile app that was aimed at NCDs literacy and education. We did a two-year long cohort research which was recently published by the East African…

NCDS 365: DAY 118 – DAY 121 MENTAL HEALTH CARE AND SUMMARY OF APRIL

Day 118 of 365 PROTECTING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH TIP 5- Eat a good meal. What you eat nourishes your whole body, including your brain. Carbohydrates (in moderate amounts) increase serotonin, a chemical that has been shown to have a calming effect on your mood. Protein-rich foods increase norepinephrine, dopamine, and tyrosine, which help keep you…

NCDS 365 GLOBAL PARTNERS MEETING 2/5/2020

On the second of May Stowelink hosted its global partners on an online meeting to discuss the current progress of the NCDs 365. The meeting which had Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Ethiopia represented had very in-depth feedback of the impact the project has had across these countries.   From Ethiopia represented by Ephrem Bekele of…

NCDS 365: DAY 112 – 117 MENTAL HEALTH AND COVID 19

SECONDARY TRAUMATIC STRESS/STS AND COVID-19 Health professionals working with survivors of traumatic events may develop traumatic symptoms themselves. During their clinical practice, health professionals are also at risk of experiencing secondary traumatic stress. During this time secondary trauma of health professionals may increase because of prevalence of Covid-19. STS can be manifest physically, behavioral or…

CONNECTING DURING QUARANTINE: THE STOWELINK EXPERIENCE.

In recent weeks, the world has taken on a very different form. Restaurants are no longer open to the public, our favorite weekend hangouts are entirely shut down, and most public events have either been postponed or canceled altogether. It’s a high-pressure and unique situation for communities across the globe. And many of us are…

NCDS 365: DAY 105 – 111 MENTAL HEALTH AND COVID 19 part 1

  DAY 105 OF 365 STRESS AND COVID-19 The outbreak of corona virus (Covid-19) may be very stressful for people. Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include; Eating problem, Insomnia, Increase use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, Fear and worry about our health and the health of our family or love once, Unexplained…