Program Category: Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Health Literacy

Prehabilitation in Cancer Care

On receiving a diagnosis, people with cancer face many challenges. For some, cancer may already have affected both their physical and nutritional state, as well as their psychological well-being, before treatment is started. Individually and combined, such changes can decrease patients’ resilience to cancer and affect their response to surgery or systemic anti-cancer treatment.  To …

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Oral Health

Oral health is considered an integral part of the general body health thereby greatly affecting the quality of life of the general population. The foundation of healthy teeth in both children and adults is set during the initial years of growth and development. Inadequate tooth brushing habits, poor diet, and poor habits of food intake …

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Arts in Health

The Arts in Health project is an initiative of Wellness and Greatness and the National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH) with the support of a team of creatives from Kenya. We seek to invade society with the Wellness message, by working with hospitals and health centers using Art in improving health and wellbeing.  Our …

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The First 1000 Days

The first 1,000 days are regarded as the most sensitive period in a child’s life, as it is marked by rapid physical and mental development with accompanying vulnerability to deficiency in care. How well or how poorly mothers, newborns, and infants are cared for during this time has a profound impact on their mortality, morbidity, …

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Hypertension Prevention & Management

Hypertension is among the leading causes of death globally, it does not usually cause symptoms, so has often been overlooked. It is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases including; stroke, heart diseases, kidney failure, and other diseases. It is a growing public health problem in many developing countries including Kenya, however, its prevention and control …

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Diabetes in Schools

The rise in the burden of diabetes is associated with demographic and social changes such as globalization, urbanization, aging population, and adoption of unhealthy lifestyles including unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol consumption. Diabetes has become a growing problem in developing countries, an increase driven largely by a rise in obesity. The main objectives …

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Obesity Matters

The World Health Organization (WHO) recent evidence indicates that the prevalence of overweight and obesity is on the rise in Sub-Saharan Africa, with Kenya being no exception.  Once considered a high-income country problem, overweight and obesity are rising in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. This complex situation results from numerous lifestyle factors, …

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NCD Health Literacy in Schools

The NCD Health Literacy in schools project ensures learners have the ability to access information on NCDs and use the information to prevent, treat and manage them. We are developing materials/content that is learner-friendly, and carry out awareness campaigns through NCD Health Caravans in schools. We are creating awareness on the following: Diabetes I & …

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