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Obesity is Now a Global Epidemic

Today marks World Obesity Day, an annual event that highlights one of the key risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Obesity is not limited to only high-income countries like the US and those in Europe. More than two-thirds of obese people now live in developing countries—numbering nearly 900 million people, compared to 557 million in developed countries. 

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Obesity is Now a Global Epidemic
Obesity is Now a Global Epidemic

Action in the Now Generation- #NextGen4NCDs Symposium

This piece was originally published on the blog of the Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association

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Dr. Kirtida Acharya of the University of Nairobi moderating a panel with YP-CDN Chapter Leaders from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Burundi. 

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Action in the Now Generation- #NextGen4NCDs Symposium
Action in the Now Generation- #NextGen4NCDs Symposium

Reflecting on the NextGen Leaders for NCDs workshop: Impact on NCD advocacy in East Africa

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Delegates of the YP-CDN Rwanda Chapter at #NextGen4NCDs

There is a saying that "When you want it done, then put it in the hands of the young ones." The power of enthusiastic and empowered young people was reinforced with me recently at the NextGen Leaders for NCDs East Africa workshop. Organized by the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN), in partnership with other stakeholders including RTI International, 50 young professionals and students attended from 8 different countries. 

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Reflecting on the NextGen Leaders for NCDs workshop: Impact on NCD advocacy in East Africa
Reflecting on the NextGen Leaders for NCDs workshop: Impact on NCD advocacy in East Africa

Join the #Bunker4Mulago campaign to bring Radiotherapy to Uganda

YP-CDN just launched a campaign in Uganda, and we need your help!

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The current state of the bunker construction required to house the public radiotherapy machine. (Photo by: Joseph Makoba)

 

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Join the #Bunker4Mulago campaign to bring Radiotherapy to Uganda
Join the #Bunker4Mulago campaign to bring Radiotherapy to Uganda

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