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NCDs and Primary Health Care in Africa

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The session will explain what NCDs are, describe the burden of NCDs globally and in Africa, and then proceed to explain the importance and role of primary healthcare in NCD prevention and in the treatment of NCDs. It will conclude with a call to action for PHC practitioners to ensure the inclusion and prioritization of NCDs in primary health care, giving critical examples of how this can be done from the WHO best buys, targets and PEN Plus packages.

Webinar Title: NCDs and PHC in Africa

Topic Area: Public Health


  •  Understand what NCDs are, the burden of NCDs in Africa
  •  Understand the role of primary health care and its importance in the fight against NCDs
  • Understand how to integrate NCDs into Primary Health Care in Africa
  •  Encourage members to take up interest, and tasks and focus on NCDs for UHC in Africa

Speaker: Mr Ferdinant Sonyuy Mbiydzenyuy – President and CEO\ Secretary-General \ Chair
Reconciliation and Development Association – RADA \ Cameroon NCD Alliance | Africa NCDs Network

Ferdinant holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion from the Public Health Foundation of India and is currently on a Masters of Public Health at New York University. He holds certificates of training from the University of Oxford and George Mason University in the US on population-based NCD Prevention and Control and Leadership.

Before taking up full time as RADA’s CEO, Ferdinant helped establish the NCD prevention program of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services as Program Manager, prior to which he had served successively as Finance Clerk, Grants Writing Officer and Administrative Assistant.

He is currently the Secretary General of the Cameroon NCD Alliance and Chair of the Africa NCDs Network Secretariat. Ferdinant is a US Department of State, Community Solutions Fellow, Multi Union for International Cancer Control Fellow to Jordan and Ghana, and One Young World Ambassador. He has been focused on building Coalitions for NCD prevention and Control in Africa for the past eight years.

Facilitator: Jamie Colloty

Date: Thursday, 29th of September 2022

Time: 15:00 Central Africa Time (GMT+2 / CAT)

Duration: 1 hour