THE NCD VOICE
Newsletter: Vol.1 Issue 001, November 2018
Editorial

The CBC Health Services is a recognized faith-based health services organization in Cameroon, providing health care for more than 60 years now as an expression of Christian love.
Having practically lived the health transition of the in developing countries driven by the strong forces of urbanization, globalization and demographic ageing, fuelling an increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (diseases which cannot be transmitted from one person to another) such as cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases and mental disorders. They are creating a double burden of disease as we have not yet finished tackling infectious diseases. Now, we have to do both to ensure that health is one and inseparable. 


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An ‘Ignorant’ Hypertensive, Diabetic Patient Survives Deadly Attack
 “On that fateful day, I was returning home after drinking two bottles of Malt. Suddenly, I felt so dizzy and couldn’t make sense out of things around me. Upon arriving home I passed out,” Mr Forsuh Bamuh Simon tells me while still looking mesmerised.
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Looking Back at CBC Health Services’ Participation at the 3rd UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs
Cameroon Baptist Convention (CBC) Health Services Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Program(NCDs-PCP) turned another page in its advocacy drive when it joined other Civil Society...
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Engaging Youths in Overcoming the NCDs Burden

CBC Health Services’ Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control program (NCD-PCP) is strengthening steps in overcoming NCDs by targeting youths as a means of sustaining efforts to curtail the spread of NCDs.
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CBC Health Services Features in a three part video series by DEVEX: ‘The Ripple Effect’, The Expansive Impact of NCDs                                    
Thanks to Devex in partnership with Novartis for exposing the sufferings of persons living with hypertension in Cameroon.
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Prospects

World cancer day is fast approaching. Each year on 4 February, World Cancer Day empowers all of us across the world to show support, raise our collective voice, take personal action and press our governments to do more. World Cancer Day is the only day on the global health calendar where we can all unite and rally under the one banner of cancer in a positive and inspiring way.

Download, personalize and share the World Cancer Day materials as far and wide as you can. https://www.worldcancerday.org/materials

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NCDs are silent in their development and one hardly knows they have an NCD until complications set in. You need to periodically check your vital health numbers, at least once a year or after 6 months as a healthy lifestyle practice. This is because we are exposed to the risk factors of NCDs on a daily basis. We encourage everyone to check their Blood Pressure, Blood sugar and Waist Circumference. Visit any CBC Health Services Facility in your locality to Know Your Numbers and assure your health. While we learn to adopt healthier lifestyles and environmental choices, we need to also call on our government to develop and enforce regulations that reduce risk factors around NCDs
Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services
Box 1, Nkwen Bamenda
Website:ncd.cbchealthservices.org
Copyright 2017 CBCHS NCD Program
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