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Lifestyle for Healthy Living

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am

Four activities in all are planned for the 2019 Global week of action for NCDs which are, media outreach, FGD with persons living with NCDs, advocacy to key stakeholders and youth engagement. The Media Outreach comes up on day 1. This is a One hour audience participation Media awareness and sensitization programme on Rave 91.7 F.M, Osogbo, the most listened-to radio station in Osun statewhere members of the public will be informedabout the global week for action on NCDs and educated on the theme.The discussion will centre on risk factors, symptoms and signs of Non Communicable Diseases and healthy lifestyle. Invitation will be made to the people living with NCDs to attend a FGD coming up in Owode / Ede, a suburban community of Osun state on day 2.Participants at the FGD will be those invited through the radio programme and by the earlier mentioned community structures.
The FGD will centre on identifying challenges confronting participants in accessing care, medicines and routine tests. The documented challenges will serve as advocacy brief during a visit to the State House of Assembly and the State Health Insurance Agency planned for day 3 with a view to advocating for inclusion of NCDs testing and treatment in the benefit package for the social health insurance scheme and encouraging participant to enroll in the scheme. The advocacy team will consist of members of NCDA Nigeria including health based NGOs operating within the state.

On the fourth day, having obtained prior permission from the state coordinator, the over 2000 National Youth Service Corps members in the orientation camp in Ede will be educated on healthy lifestyle as a panacea for NCDs. Volunteers will be sought after the activity and these will constitute healthy lifestyle ambassadors across the state.