Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, strokes, cancers, diabetes and respiratory diseases account for 27% of deaths, many premature, in Kenya and pose a huge threat to young urban men and women. The Programme aims to reduce the risk behaviours which can trigger NCDs, such as substance abuse, harmful use of alcohol, and a lack of physical exercise, as well as those which damage adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health (ASRH).
This five-year project aims to contribute to improved health and gender equality of girls and boys between 10-24 years of age in Kibera, Nairobi will specifically ensure that girls and boys aged 10-24 years of age in the urban slum of Kibera, Nairobi are practicing fewer risky behaviours due to an increased capacity to make informed choices and to protect their health, now and in the future.
The focus of this Programme is on risk behaviours which can lead to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). The 5 risk behaviours include tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, risky sexual behaviours, physical inactivity and poor eating habits.