• Health

lot 5: Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in Kenya

Challenge Identification

How might we improve chronic disease prevention and control in Kenya?

Kenya is experiencing a transition in its disease 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.


Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 27% of total deaths and for 50% of total hospital admissions in Kenya. Major risk factors for NCDs include tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diets and physical inactivity. Fortunately, with appropriate expertise and resources, NCDs are largely preventable.

Read more about the challenges, needs and fields of opportunities in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in Kenya:

Innovation Sprint

Read more about the innovation workshop where the teams developed 7 innovative business ideas.

ideas developed
proven business models

Business Design

3 of 3 ventures passed this phase.

Market Pilot

3 of 3 ventures passed this phase.

Business Operations

These ventures are operating: