We are a network of over 5,000 young professionals united across 160 countries. We work online and on the ground in over 15 cities on 6 continents.

We help shape global and local policy, develop leaders, and catalyze change to improve access to essential treatment for and prevention of chronic diseases among the world's poorest.

From boardrooms to city streets, we combine diverse technical expertise and grassroots advocacy inspired by the AIDS movement.

 

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RHD Action Awards Eldoret Chapter Small Grant Award

Launched this year, the RHD Action Small Grants Program funded five activities in low-and-middle income countries across the globe to support groups who are already addressing the work of RHD and to bring the work of key RHD stakeholders under the RHD Action banner. Successful applicants were awarded $2,000 with the expectation that the activity would be completed within six-months.

Ms Dilys Kemunto Nyariki, a sixth-year medical student at Moi University, School of Medicine in Eldoret, Kenya was the project lead on behalf of the Eldoret Chapter of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YPCDN) for the project entitled, “Hearts to Hearts: A Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) Awareness Campaign.” 

 

 

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RHD Action Awards Eldoret Chapter Small Grant Award
RHD Action Awards Eldoret Chapter Small Grant Award

YP-CDN Partners in Youth Innovation Lab held at WHO Financing Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark

The WHO Global Dialogue was part of the informal process leading up to the United Nations General Assembly Third High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases in September 2018. It was co-organized by the World Health Organization and the Government of Denmark and supported by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Diabetes Foundation, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations, the World Economic Forum and the NCD Alliance. 
 
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YP-CDN Partners in Youth Innovation Lab held at WHO Financing Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark
YP-CDN Partners in Youth Innovation Lab held at WHO Financing Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark

Inappropriate prescribing among Ethiopian cardiovascular patients using STOPP/START criteria.

Cardiovascular disorders are among the leading chronic illnesses. Medications play a pivotal role to control the signs, symptoms and progression of these disorders. However, the outcome of the management is depend on the delivery of the right regimen to the right patient. A recent prospective evaluation of prescriptions among Ethiopian cardiovascular patients have identified that approximately, two-thirds of elderly cardiovascular patients encountered potentially inappropriate prescription which is more significant.  The magnitude of inappropriate prescription is aggravated by long hospital stay and large number of medications. Therefore, it is essential to evaluate patients’ medications during hospital stay to reduce the burden of potentially inappropriate prescription. Members of the young professionals’ chronic diseases network-Gondar chapter have been engaged in the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of results on this project.

Readers are advised to visit the following link to access the full text of the article.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0195949

Inappropriate prescribing among Ethiopian cardiovascular patients using STOPP/START criteria.
Inappropriate prescribing among Ethiopian cardiovascular patients using STOPP/START criteria.

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