YP-CDN Tanzania was established in July 2016 by a group of young and energetic medical and nursing professionals. Currently, the chapter is working to get to know each member and his/her areas of key interest in NCD advocacy. Soon it hopes to develop a chapter-wide strategic plan for launching activities and events catered to the community's needs and members' experiences. The chapter is also excited to work with the Ministry of Health of Tanzania as it, too, is developing a new strategic health plan for the country.
Chapter Size: 9 members
Chapter Leader: George Msengi
With YP-CDN, George looks forward to raising public awareness and advocacy of NCDs in Tanzania, where the issue has not been given the priority it deserves. George is a medical student at the Hubert Kairuki Memorial University and has experiences as a cancer screening and awareness volunteer with the Agha Khan Hospital and as an NCD advocate with the Pediatrics Association of Tanzania.
Brief Overview of the NCD Situation in Your Country:
Tanzania has not given NCD awareness the priority it deserves given the increasing threat and mortality posed by NCDs. The country is lagging behind in terms of public awareness and advocacy about the prevailing risk factors. We will work hand in hand to make available proper advocacy measures and public awareness programs to our communities.
Chapter's Current Areas of Focus:
To be announced