From September 9-11, 2016, we brought together 47 health professional and patient NCD advocates from YP-CDN Chapters active in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Burundi, as well as American Cancer Society Global Scholars from Nigeria, to learn advocacy and leadership skills, discuss NCD priorities and solutions, build regional ties, and to work on advocacy action plans to execute in their countries.
Trainers and speakers joined us from Kenya and Uganda Ministries of Health, YP-CDN (Global team and Denmark Chapter Leader), the University of Nairobi, RTI International, Health Action International, African Institute for Health and Development, PATH, MEDS (Kenya Pharmaceutical Procurement Agency), Rwanda Diabetes Association,Kenya Breast Cancer Support Group, International Institute For Legislative Affairs, the Kenya National Council for Population and Development, and Jhpiego. The support and engagement from civil society, government and other stakeholders from across the eastern African region made the event a truly memorable few days.
We had over 150 applicants to attend this workshop, which we believe speaks to the demand for more NCD training and the excitement of young people to be active contributors to the global NCD movement.
Check out the full 3-day Agenda here.
A huge thanks from our team to all speakers and participants for making the first NextGen Leaders for NCDs workshop a resounding success!