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NCDAK

Coordinating stakeholders to prevent and control NCDs and provide quality care

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What are NCDs?

The Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance in Kenya (NCDAK) emerged out of the need to comprehensively and sustainably address the rising prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Kenya and in other parts of the world. Many individuals, associations, professional bodies and institutions recognise the need to have joint action to address NCDs. Other than the four (4) main NCDs as espoused by the WHO (cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, cancers and chronic lung diseases), Kenya has added to the list other diseases of importance to include stroke, mental health, accidents and injuries, and musculoskeletal diseases.

Shared Risk Factors

The four (4) main NCDs have common risk factors: inappropriate diet with excessive food additives; lack of physical activity; tobacco use; harmful use of alcohol; and exposure to environmental toxins. Futhermore, there is a close link between some communicable diseases, e.g. tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS and NCDs.

Other NCDs however, affect a significant number of the population yet they have completely unrelated or non-shared risk factors, for example, Rheumatic Heart Disease and Eye Disease among others.

NCDAK, therefore, provides a framework within which the different actors can plan, act together and ensure that Kenyans enjoy good quality of life free of NCDs and their adverse effects.

Our vision is “A Kenyan people living in an environment that is protective against the risks of developing NCDs and that provides quality care for those who develop NCDs”.

Our mission is to be the lead membership organisation in Kenya on matters pertaining to NCD prevention, control, management and rehabilitation.

Our main objective is to bring together synergistic relationships of multi-sectoral stakeholders that will facilitate effective promotional and advocacy activities for prevention and control of NCDs and provision of quality NCD care services.

Our Asks

Prioritize NCDs in the Counties
Include and Allocate NCDs in the County Budgets
Call on all First Ladies to be NCD Champions
Equip Persons living with NCDs resources, e.g. education, skills
Involve the youth
Implement surveillance systems for different NCDS
Develop NCDs registries
Implement the Disability Act at the County level

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