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Non-Communicable Diseases

Our planet, our health: educating and inspiring the next generation

April 7, 2022

This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the theme of World Health Day to be “Our planet, our health,” with the focus on how our polluted planet is increasing the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, asthma and heart disease. It is estimated that over 13 million deaths around the world each… Continue reading Our planet, our health: educating and inspiring the next generation

Using innovative solutions to bring healthcare to patients in rural Kenya

November 12, 2021

Sixty percent of the Kenyan population lives in villages, but 80% of healthcare facilities are located in urban areas. This discrepancy means that the majority of Kenyans cannot access healthcare services, and in a country where non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases are the cause of 33% of all deaths,… Continue reading Using innovative solutions to bring healthcare to patients in rural Kenya

Non-Communicable Diseases: The Other Pandemic

September 30, 2021

While the global focus over the past two years has been on COVID-19, another pandemic has been flourishing under the radar: non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. Cardiovascular diseases, cancers, respiratory diseases and diabetes are the most common NCDs and account for over 80%… Continue reading Non-Communicable Diseases: The Other Pandemic

Telemedicine in Kenya

January 29, 2020

HPIC is pleased to announce that beginning this month, Kenyans who have no access to medical care will be connected with general practitioners after being awarded a $50,000 grant by Stronger Together. According to the Global Health Workforce Alliance, about one billion people today will never see a health worker in their entire lives. Patients… Continue reading Telemedicine in Kenya