Ogweno Stephen, CEO Stowelink Inc, had a unique opportunity during the NCCK’s launch of the Afya Njema NCDs Strategic Plan where he represented the NCDs agenda for the young people of Kenya to the Cabinet Secretary for Health in Kenya Mutahi Kagwe. During his submission to the cabinet secretary for health, Ogweno Stephen highlighted 3 key advocacy asks that the young people of kenya wanted to see considered and implemented in the NCDs space in kenya. These included the following
- more literacy and education programmes focused on the young people of Kenya
- more representation and active engagement of young people in the action on NCDs
- more linkages and partnerships to support groups and governments
The cabinet secretary went ahead to confirm his commitment to standing with young people in the NCDs agenda and also highlighted the current steps that the government is already taking to ensure some of these asks are met.
This happened during the launch of the Afya Njema project by the national council of churches. the initiative intends to transform the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) prevention and control landscape in Kenya as well as bring better and affordable health care services closer to the citizens.
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