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Non-communicable diseases program




people die annually, equivalent to 71% of all deaths worldwide from non-communicable diseases (NCDs).



of premature deaths from NCDs occur in low- and middle-income countries like those in Sub-Saharan Africa.



of all premature NCD deaths are caused by cardiovascular diseases, cancers, respiratory diseases, and diabetes.

The double burden of diseases in sub-Saharan Africa is challenging with a rise in prevalence and moralities from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cardiovascular diseases, cancers and diabetes, together with already existing infections like malaria and HIV. The World Health Organization (WHO), predict that the deaths from NCDs will increase by 17% in the next decade with the highest increase expected in the African Region at 27%.

It is from this background that DoctorsAct hopes to contribute to he curbing of this challenge with our NCDs program.

We understand that there is no single way right to beat NCDs and this is why we have employed this multifaceted approach.

Proactive screening

We visit remote communities deprived of healthcare access and screen for hypertension, obesity, and diabetes.


We address the many myths surrounding the control of chronic diseases in rural areas through Education.

Local leaders involvement

We target local community leaders as they can easily influence their communities on the best health practices.

Eye care and other services

We provide eye care for the elderly and all are chronic disease patients. We also proved on-field electrocardiography and urine tests all to identify possible complications early. Our dieticians teach locals how to eat healthy from local food ingredients.

Community ambassadors

We train locals to be ambassadors for our NCDs campaign and equip them with printed info-graphics on preventive methods to make educating their folks easier.

Good referral system

We establish contact with the closest standard healthcare facility and refer all patrons of our programs for further management where necessary.



GBD 2015 Risk Factors Collaborators. Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet, 2016; 388(10053):1659-1724

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