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NCDs and SDG #2: Nourishing NCD Solutions Through Addressing Food Security

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We cannot overcome the global burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) without first addressing food security – and we cannot address food insecurity without first correctly defining it. This is also underscored in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG # 2, which addresses food security, hunger, and nutrition. ‘Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life’ (FAO). Yes, people can be food insecure both in the presence and absence of hunger. An important point to consider when discussing NCDs.

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NCDs and SDG #2: Nourishing NCD Solutions Through Addressing Food Security
NCDs and SDG #2: Nourishing NCD Solutions Through Addressing Food Security

"We Can I Can" - In remembrance of World Cancer Day

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Kenyan YP-CDN Nairobi chapter's World Cancer Day activity on the Feb. 4 was very eventful. We partnered with the Ministry of Health and other cancer-related NGOs under the leadership of KENCASA to host the event. We had a march around the city carrying the “We Can I Can” slogans.

After the march, we had an awareness session with the public. We handed them brochures with information on risk factors, prevention and diagnosis of cancer that were prepared by the Ministry. We also distributed some ribbons and took some selfies of the public.

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"We Can I Can" - In remembrance of World Cancer Day
"We Can I Can" - In remembrance of World Cancer Day

What Cancer Means to You and I: In remembrance of World Cancer Day

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The Kenyan YP-CDN's Eldoret chapter has had its membership grow in the past few weeks. On Feb 4th in remembrance of World Cancer Day, the chapter hosted its first project of the year -- in the form of a photo shoot, discussion circles, and games to express and share what cancer means to each of the chapter's members. 

Here is: What Cancer Means to Us
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What Cancer Means to You and I: In remembrance of World Cancer Day
What Cancer Means to You and I: In remembrance of World Cancer Day

The True Price of High Drug Costs

As a future physician, I will be unable to fulfill my Hippocratic duty if patients can’t afford the drugs I prescribe to heal them.

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The True Price of High Drug Costs
The True Price of High Drug Costs

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