NCDs are set to overtake communicable, maternal, neonatal, and
nutritional (CMNN) diseases combined as the leading cause of mortality
in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. They remain highly preventable and best buys are now available. We contribute to the missing links at national (Burkina Faso) and continental (Africa) levels with strategic actions to reducing risk factors, catalyzing effective advocacy for access to treatment and financing in the frameworks of the Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals.
We Develop leadership for mobilizing multisectoral action related to healthy lifestyles and chronic disease and injury prevention.
Burkinabe leading healthier and more productive lives.
In partnership with the Young Professionals Network against Chronic Diseases (YPCDN) and national stakeholders, we identify, train and prepare the next generation of young civil society leaders and professionals who are able to address social determinants of chronic diseases with solid insights collected in their own communities.
There is room for everyone to get engaged in various projects and activities contributing to recommended interventions to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in Burkina Faso and in Africa in General.
Advocacy is key to place NCDs in the development agenda in our African countries...
"Our society is a chain and everyone has a role to play. Information is lacking. I just learned for example tonight that a smoking cessation center exists. We must disseminate information on access to care. A lot can be improved if you feel a collaboration between the actors."
"I am surrounded by a diabetic family. I noticed that they take all the medications. Both modern medicines and the traditional pharmacopoeia. Every time they are offered a new root or herbal tea that is supposed to cure the disease, they try it..."
La Voix des Jeunes Champions Contre les Maladies Chroniques et les blessures au Burkina Faso/ The Voices of the Young Champions Against Chronic Diseases and Injuries In Burkina Faso