Kenya launches national NCD strategy

August 7, 2015


Since 2013, IANPHI has supported the Kenya Ministry of Health's Directorate of Preventive and Promotive Health Services (DPPHS) in an initiative to develop a national strategy for non-communicable disease prevention and control. The strategy focuses on the four major non-communicable diseases: cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes. Additionally, it focuses on the risk factors responsible for most morbidity associated with NCDs, including tobacco use and exposure, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and alcohol abuse.

In addition to the strategy report, the DPPHS has developed comprehensive manuals for training community health volunteers on non-communicable diseases, in an effort to standardize the healthcare provided to communities throughout Kenya.  

Read the strategy: Kenya National Strategy for NCDs 2015-2020 

Learn more about the project: 

New Directorate of Preventive and Promotive Health Services to streamline public health in Kenya
Making NCDs a Priority: The issues surrounding global escalation of NCDs have sparked high-level strategy discussions at IANPHI annual meetings