Kenya has experienced an exponential increase in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases-Cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases chronic respiratory diseases in recent years. This has been prompted by increasing risk factors and unsatisfactory information levels. The latest stepwise survey (2016) revealed a cigarette smoking prevalence of 13%, overweight and obesity prevalence of 28 % and cardiovascular disease risk of 30% among Kenyans. Prevalence rates of hypertension have risen to a national prevalence of 24%  while cancer causes as high mortality as 7% of  deaths per year.

Where: Mount Kenya University Established: January 2016 Who: Medical students Areas of Focus: Physical activity awareness Cancer screening and advocacy Collaborating Organizations: NCD Alliance Kenya Kenya Network of Cancer Organisations East Africa NCD...  
Where: Moi University Established: September 2015 Who: Students from various fields including medicine & psychology Areas of Focus:  Rheumatic heart disease Cancer Chapter Leaders: Dilys Nyariki Grace Gachanja Contact Us: [email protected] Twitter: @ncdactionafrica...  
Where: University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences Established: December 2011 Who: Doctors, medical students, nutritionists, law students, economists, entrepreneurs, nurses & pharmacists. Areas of Focus: Advocacy: Working toward 30%...  

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