The YESS Participants in conjunction with KGGA have launched a campaign aimed at fighting Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

The YESS Girls Can Shape Lifestyles’ Campaign which has been designed to contribute to the reduction of NCDs prevalence in girls and young women was officially launched at the KGGA headquarters in Nairobi on March 15th 2016.

Diseases such as Cancer, Diabetes , Obesity, Heart attack among others are some of the common NCDs in Kenya today. KGGA’s Chief Commissioner, Jennifer Karina, who was in attendance, urged the audience to be mindful of their lifestyle habits in order to fight NCDs. She reminded them of the importance of eating healthy and keeping fit and pledged to start Zumba classes as soon as possible amidst cheer.

The YESS participants from L-R. Gilberthe (Rwanda), Mwanja (Zambia), Olebogeng (South Africa), Dina (Madagascar) during the launch.

The YESS participants from L-R. Gilberthe (Rwanda), Mwanja (Zambia), Olebogeng (South Africa), Dina (Madagascar) during the launch.

The 4 participants who are from Madagscar, Zambia, South Africa and Rwanda are targeting 10 schools as well as community visits for sensitization on healthy living and emphasis on the need for physical activity and observing a healthy nutrition as well as lifestyle. In addition, they have rolled out plans for a walk dubbed ‘Walk 4Her’  which will enable them to develop and increase awareness to girls and young women about the prevention and effects of NCDs which will eventually aid the participants in contributing to reduction of NCDs prevalence in the society.

Officials from the Non Communicable Diseases’ Alliance present urged the YESS participants to be determined and offered their unending support to the campaign. KGGA Staff as well as Girl Guides from State House Primary were also in attendance.

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