Newsletter: Vol.1 Issue 005, May, June, July 2019

Young Advocates for NCD Prevention
The NCD Young Advocates for prevention program within the framework of the NCD Prevention and Control Program has as aim to create an opportunity for 60 young people by training them for 6 months to be part of NCD Prevention and Control efforts in Cameroon. Applications were open throughout June 2019 and 60 candidates have already been selected.  The training which will begin on the 13th of August 2019 and run till January 2020 has been made possible thanks to support from Astra Zeneca through its Young Health Initiative. #letsbeatNCDs #enoughNCDs. 

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Diabetes Educators trained to improve Diabetes care and management in CBC Health Services
The NCD Prevention and Control Program supported by the World Diabetes Foundation, has during a three Day training, sharpened the  
I felt my family was cursed
In Africa, it is believed that when someone dies before the age of 50, that person was certainly bewitched. Annah Baye a 50 years old widow believed that God had cursed her family by inflicting untimely death on her relatives. Her sixteen siblings had died suddenly after complaining of simple headaches, dizziness or nerves.
Breast Cancer Management: CBC Health Services signs partnership

The CBC Health Services a member of the Cameroon Civil Society NCD Alliance is collaborating with the Jordan Breast Cancer Program to scale up the treatment and management of breast cancer in particular and other cancers affecting women in Cameroon. The collaboration which allows for exchange...

CBC Health Services enjoins Experts to brainstorm and develop a drug- and dose-specific protocol for hypertension management.
Elevated blood pressure is a global public health challenge and is responsible for about 10 million deaths yearly. Current estimates put the prevalence of hypertension at 29.2% with less than…
 Links Training

The NCD Prevention and Control Program will be training General practitioners, screeners, nurse practitioners, nurses and APNA on the 9th of August 2019 in Yaounde to standardize hypertension management using the HEARTS Package, in 5 selected CBCHS health facilities (Mutengene, Ekounou, Mboppi, Nkwen, Bafoussam). This training will drill clinicians on how to use an evidence based drug-and-dose -specific protocol, community based care, task sharing, regular and uninterrupted supply of medication, patient centered services, and information systems for the management of hypertension.

As the 2nd Global Week for Action from 2-8 September 2019 gets closer, the NCD Alliance invites you to start sharing your plans for the week through Join in! #beatNCDs
New blood pressure drugs on the @WHO Essential Medicines List is an important signal to health systems: the World Health Organization (WHO) has added four fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) of anti-hypertensive medications to its updated Essential Medicines List (EML). FDCs, which combine two or more medications into one pill, have been proven to be beneficial to patients and health systems alike. By adding these life-saving medications to the EML, WHO has taken an important step toward improving both the accessibility of these drugs and patient’s adherence to treatment regimens, bringing us closer to achieving worldwide control of high blood pressure. @ResolveTSL
New grant funding call! World Cancer Research Fund UK are accepting applications for research into the link between diet, nutrition (including body composition), physical activity and cancer.

Application deadline is 7 October

#cancerresearch #cancercontrol #enoughNCDs

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