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The EADSG Congress 2023 introduces the Ilondo Mapoko Achievers awards for young scientists in diabetes and other NCDs

The EADSG Congress 2023 introduces the Ilondo Mapoko Achievers awards for young scientists in diabetes and other NCDs Over 300 delegates from Sub Saharan Africa convened at white Sands Hotel, in Dar es Salaam-Tanzania for the 6th East Africa Diabetes Study Group Congress and Scientific Sessions.  The three days congress (26th-28th April 2023) was a comprehensive, multidisciplinary forum with a […]


In 2021, the Africa NCDs Network embarked on the journey of developing a strategic plan to guide its operations and support its major objective of advocating for NCD prevention and Control in Africa through universal health access, affordability and population-based risk factor mitigation. The ANN Strategic Plan is a five-year roadmap (2022-2026) for its advocacy activities and engagements with its […]

ANN physical secretariat to be hosted in Cameroon

In a bid to become a policy focused and research centered entity, the Africa NCDs Network has initiated a physical secretariat in Cameroon. The secretariat serves as the central administrative unit for the network, providing programmatic and operational support to the ANN members, partners as well as the wider NCD community. It is also responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities […]

ANN develops the Africa Regional Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs​

Through a collaborative approach the Africa NCDs Network (ANN) is striving to ensure that People with lived experiences on NCDs are meaningfully involved and engaged as key stakeholders in advocacy and decision- making processes on NCD prevention and control in Africa and beyond. The Network in partnership with Global NCD Alliance (NCDA) has developed the Africa Regional Advocacy Agenda of […]

The Strategic Media Engagement for Advocacy On Diabetes and Other NCDS; a landmark in East Africa

After three years of implementation, the Strategic Media Engagement for Advocacy On Diabetes and Other Non-Communicable Disease in East Africa comes to an end with visible impact. Initiated in 2019, the project aimed at increasing media awareness and government action on NCDs among East African Countries including Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Zanzibar. Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) pose the fastest-growing […]

The Our Views Our Voices Advisory Group: championing the Regional Advocacy agenda of PLWNCDs

The eight (8)-member group brings together People with lived experience of NCDs, representing four African sub-regions (East, West, South and Central) with crucial consideration of the sub-regional balance among its representative members.   The group is an integral part of the process of developing the Regional Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs and other advocacy-related activities of the Africa NCDs […]

Strategizing for the better: The Africa NCDs Network (ANN)

The Africa NCDs Network (ANN) is a coalition of legally recognized Civil societies, Alliances and organizations whose major aim is to promote and accelerate the implementation of the NCD Agenda on the African Continent through national advocacy efforts.  The Network was conceived in 2015 during the East Africa NCD Alliance conference and through reiteration at different international conferences, particularly the […]

Ghanas Move to develop Policies against Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse

Ghana’s commitment to anti-tobacco legislation is worth emulating, having been the first country to prohibit the advertising of tobacco under a government directive issued as early as 1982. In 2012, the Government of Ghana passed the Public Health Act (851) that clearly highlighted the Tobacco Control Measures in the country.  This Act was further reinforced by the Tobacco Control Regulations […]

The Case Studies on Meaningful Involvement of PLWNCDs in Decision-Making In Africa

Non-communicable diseases represent 35% of annual deaths in Cameroon (WHO 2018). The prevalence of Hypertension, an avoidable risk factor for stroke and other cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), is reported at 29-31% with more than 60% undiagnosed cases in communities and only 14% being aware of their status (Kingue et., al. 2015).  These alarming figures are partly linked to excess salt intake […]