How might we improve chronic disease prevention and control in Kenya?
Kenya is experiencing an epidemiological transition in its diseases burden from infections to noncommunicable conditions. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major public health concern with significant social and economic implications in terms of health care needs, lost productivity and premature death.
NCDs account for
Main groups of NCDs
Major risk factors for NCDs
Fortunately, with appropriate expertise and resources, NCDs are largely preventable. The 5th lab of tomorrow process focuses on creating innovative, business-driven solutions to prevent and control NCDs.
The possibilities to improve chronic disease prevention are manifold and imply different challenges.
In order to develop all-embracing business solutions, diverse companies have committed themselves to lead specific sub challenges.