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A New Kind of Normal

It’s everyone’s nightmare to get diagnosed with a chronic illness, be it diabetes, a type of cancer, heart disease, cystic fibrosis or Alzheimer’s disease.

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A New Kind of Normal
A New Kind of Normal

Applications Now Open: NextGen Leaders for NCDs in East Africa

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Join us to develop your advocacy, policy and leadership skills, network with like-minded young leaders and potential mentors, and contribute meaningfully to the global noncommunicable diseases movement!

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Applications Now Open: NextGen Leaders for NCDs in East Africa
Applications Now Open: NextGen Leaders for NCDs in East Africa

Hearts to Hearts

“I think... if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.” ― Leo TolstoyAnna Karenina

A start of clinical years in Medical school presents with mixed feelings. There is the excitement that comes from finally tying book-knowledge with the patient’s symptomatic presentation which is the cutting edge that gradually defines your carrier, then there is the reality of the thin margin that exists between life and death. The magnitude of the latter drove health sciences students that are  members of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network to undertake the initiative of advocating against Rheumatic Heart Disease, a disease that can be easily prevented but is a killer disease in the most developing countries  yet one that be easily prevented.

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Hearts to Hearts
Hearts to Hearts

Climate Change and Health: The Triple Burden for Sub-Saharan African Countries and SDG #13

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It is now recognized that climate change, once a distant concept, has become a scathing reality in many countries around the world.

While the most visible manifestations of climate change remain noisy and / or tangible manifestations like unusual torrential rains resulting in floods and landslides, high or low temperatures, and droughts, some indirect manifestations remain insidious, slow and equally worrying.   Among these manifestations is the effects on human and animal health.

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Climate Change and Health: The Triple Burden for Sub-Saharan African Countries and SDG #13
Climate Change and Health: The Triple Burden for Sub-Saharan African Countries and SDG #13

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