Non Communicable Diseases

Non Communicable Diseases

Non communicable diseases (NCD)

UPMB with support from Healthy Heart Africa (HHA), is implementing a project across 35 health facilities with focus on three major objectives.

  1. Increase awareness of hypertension and respiratory illness,
  2. improve screening and early diagnosis,
  3. increase access to quality treatment by professionals trained on hypertension/ respiratory management, ensure stable and affordable supply of medicines and
  4. improve self-management of hypertension.

This project contributes to the Ministry of Health (MOH) efforts to reduce premature mortality from NCDs by 25% by 2025. The program activities include training of Health Care Professionals and Community Health Workers as well as equipping them with tools such as BP machines, stethoscopes, peak flow meters, weighing scales as well as reporting tools.