NCDS 365 DAY 312-318 ALL ABOUT ARTHRITIS

Day 312 of 365 What is arthritis Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis causes cartilage — the hard, slippery tissue thatContinue reading “NCDS 365 DAY 312-318 ALL ABOUT ARTHRITIS”

NCDS 365 REPORTS AUGUST TO OCTOBER

As the project continues to near the end of phase one, we continue o reach an incredible amount of people with daily messaging on non-communicable diseases. Here is a summary report from all stakeholders on the progress that we have been able to make form August to October AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER Lets change lives Let’sContinue reading “NCDS 365 REPORTS AUGUST TO OCTOBER”

305-311 LESS TALKED ABOUT NCDS VISION IMPAIRMENT

Day 305 of 365 What is vision impairment Vision impairment means that a person’s eyesight cannot be corrected to a “normal” level. Vision impairment may be caused by a loss of visual acuity, where the eye does not see objects as clearly as usual. It may also be caused by a loss of visual field,Continue reading “305-311 LESS TALKED ABOUT NCDS VISION IMPAIRMENT”

301-304 OBESITY OCTOBER SUMMARY

Day 301 of 365 OBESITY PREVENTION FOR ADULTS I Consume less “bad” fat and more “good” fatContrary to the belief behind the low-fat diet craze of the ’90s, not all fat is bad. A 2017 study published in the Nutrition Journal showed that intake of healthy dietary fats, such as polyunsaturated fats, can improve cholesterolContinue reading “301-304 OBESITY OCTOBER SUMMARY”

295-300 OBESITY PREVENTION

Day 295 0f 365 ADULT OBESITY RISK FACTORS Lifestyle choicesUnhealthy diet. A diet that’s high in calories, lacking in fruits and vegetables, full of fast food, and laden with high-calorie beverages and oversized portions contributes to weight gain.Liquid calories. People can drink many calories without feeling full, especially calories from alcohol. Other high-calorie beverages, suchContinue reading “295-300 OBESITY PREVENTION”

288-294 CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION

DAY 288 CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION II_* Adjust portion sizes appropriately for ageLimit TV and other “screen time” to less than 2 hours a day for children older than 2, and don’t allow television for children younger than 2Be sure your child gets enough sleepAlso, be sure your child sees the doctor for well-child checkups atContinue reading “288-294 CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION”

274-280 INTRODUCTION TO OBESITY

Day 274 of 365 WHAT IS OBESITY? The month of September has been all about sickle cell. During the month, we explored sickle cell in details, demistifyed the myths , expounded the causes among many others. But in this new month, let us switch gears to another important condition in the worl of NCDs. AndContinue reading “274-280 INTRODUCTION TO OBESITY”

NCDS 365 DAY 266-273 SICKLE CELL SUPPORT

Day 266 of 365 Sickle cell health: what to look out for II • Watch for signs of stroke. Some children living with SCD may have learning difficulties due to health problems associated with stroke (blockage of blood vessels in the brain that then causes brain damage). • Teachers should be aware that declines inContinue reading “NCDS 365 DAY 266-273 SICKLE CELL SUPPORT”

115 THOUSAND + PEOPLE REACHED THROUGH THE MENTAL HEALTH FOR COVID 19 POETRY CONTEST

This year Stowelink collaborated with the NCDS Champions and The Writer’s Pen amongst other partner to bring young people together in a continental wide poetry contest that saw 4 countries and over 128 poets participate in the contest. The contest featured poets and creatives Kenya,Uganda,Nigeria and Zimbabwe. The main aim of this poetry contest wasContinue reading “115 THOUSAND + PEOPLE REACHED THROUGH THE MENTAL HEALTH FOR COVID 19 POETRY CONTEST”