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Kenya National Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases 2015-2020

Ministry of Health, Kenya Country Resources General Health Strategies and Plans Kenya 2015 Policy document non communicable disease, prevention, strategy

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Within this strategy, the Ministry of Health aims to:

1. Establish mechanisms to raise the priority accorded to NCDs at national and
county levels and to integrate their prevention and control into policies across
all government sectors

2. Formulate and strengthen legislations, policies and plans for the prevention and
control of non-communicable diseases at both county and national government

3. Promote healthy lifestyles and implement interventions to reduce the modifiable
risk factors for NCDs: unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, harmful use of alcohol,
tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.

4. Promote and conduct research and surveillance for the prevention and control
of non-communicable diseases

5. Promote sustainable local and international partnerships for the prevention and
control of non-communicable diseases

6. Establish and strengthen effective Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) systems for
NCDs and their determinants.

7. Promote and implement evidence based strategies and interventions for prevention
and control of violence and injuries.

8. Put in place interventions to reduce exposure to environmental, occupational and
biological risk factors

9. Strengthen health systems for NCD prevention and control across all levels of the
health sector

10. Promote and strengthen advocacy, communication and social mobilization for
NCD prevention and control


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