RHU NCDs Services

The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Uganda has been increasing rapidly since 2022, posing significant challenges to public health. NCDs, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, and certain cancers, contribute substantially to morbidity and mortality in the country.

Several factors contribute to the burden of NCDs in Uganda:

  1. Unhealthy Lifestyles: Factors such as tobacco use, inadequate physical activity, unhealthy diets, and harmful alcohol consumption contribute to the risk of developing NCDs.

  2. Limited Healthcare Infrastructure: Access to healthcare services for the prevention, early detection, and management of NCDs can be constrained in certain areas, leading to delayed or inadequate care.

  3. Socioeconomic Disparities: Poverty and lack of education are associated with a higher prevalence of NCDs. Limited access to healthy foods and healthcare services may exacerbate the burden.

  4. Rapid Urbanization: Urbanization is linked to lifestyle changes, including sedentary behavior and the consumption of processed foods, increasing the risk of NCDs.

  5. Dual Disease Burden: The coexistence of infectious diseases and NCDs presents challenges for healthcare systems as individuals may face the burden of managing both types of diseases.

An estimated 709 per 100,000 males and 506/100,000 females live with NCDs in Uganda

Our comprehensive program that focuses on the prevention, management, and awareness of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) within the communities we work with aims to reduce the burden of NCDs, enhance the quality of life for affected individuals, and create a community-driven approach to tackle these health challenges.

The Program is designed not only to address the immediate health needs of the community but also to create sustainable practices and awareness that will lead to long-term improvements in the prevention and management of Non-Communicable Diseases.

Access to affordable medicines for NCDs project.

Youth Engagement project to end NCDs in RHU Communities.

Capacity building for communities fighting back on NCDs.

mHealth support services for people with NCDs in RHU Communities

Lifestyle Wellness Projects for people with NCDs in RHU Communities.

Community gardens and Nutrition Project: Informatics for people living with NCDs

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