The International Festival of Public Health is a global gathering that bringing together hundreds of delegates from across the world in a wide range of fields in public health to present their research work and attend plenary lectures from special guest speakers in the world of public health. This festival is organized by the Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health which includes the university of Manchester.

In this 9th festival, Ogweno Stephen was glad to be among the speakers who presented their work in the public health space in this global audience. Ogweno presented on the NCDS 365 PROJECT: EDUCATING 2.4 MILLION PEOPLE IN 8 COUNTRIES ON NCDS DURING COVID 19 ERA THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY FOR HEALTH.

Here is a summary of the background to the presentation

“Getting the right information on non-communicable diseases and accessing primary care for NCDs prevention and management in Africa continues to be challenging . How do we educate people on non-communicable diseases and reduce NCDs illiteracy and myths? This is the new challenge that we aimed at solving in 2020. In the same year, COVID 19 became a reality and people living with NCDs were at the highest risk of not only contacting but developing severe complications from the disease. The NCDs 365 project was developed as a result to educate communities on NCDs through an integrated approach of community trainings, social media and tech for health in a bid to improve NCDs literacy in Africa.”

Participating in such global audiences and sharing best practices is one effective way of sharing best practice and knowledge and as a result ensuring that the world continually gets better.


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