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NCDs Summer Camp

September 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am

1. According to the study done for 105 physicians to determine if they were able to take care of epilepsy, only 49, 5 % were able to give the true definition of this disease. Thus, insufficient information in healthcare will probably predict an enormous lack of knowledge among young people and the population not only for epilepsy but also other non communicable diseases. Burundi Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance will organize a four -day’s event competition on NCDs. The main target will be young people mostly living with NCDs or at risk of developing the diseases. The event is named:” NCDs Summer camp”. A hundred of questions related to NCDs and its risk factors as well as means of management and prevention will be elaborated. The game is structured into 4 steps and different prizes will be provided to the four winners. During the period, BNCDA will take the opportunity to raise awareness on NCDs, its risk factors and the Universal Health Coverage by focusing on the 5 priorities of the campaign. The involvement of stakeholders is a key to the competition and they will get the messages on universal health access. It will be an opportunity to advocate for access to affordable care for all. Young people living with non-communicable diseases will be the priority from the starting to the end of the activity. Patients’ stories will be collected in a report to present to the stakeholders to hold them accountable and set up effective policies to curb the growing threat of NCDs. In short, the activity will include: Game questions-answers, NCDs awareness, advocacy, UHC, stigma reduction, youth health leadership and civil society engagement.


September 5, 2019
8:00 am