We are on the verge of a new chapter in the fight against noncommunicable diseases, particularly for the world’s poorest. With a network of changemakers united, driven and ready to take action, the work we’re doing right now has so much potential. But we need your help to keep up that momentum!
Dear <<First Name>>,

Right now life-saving treatment for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and mental health disorders is either too expensive, too scarce, or even completely absent for the people who desperately need them.
Grace Gachanja, YP-CDN member, understands this issue all too well in her Kenyan community, especially when it comes to mental health. “The mental health policy in Kenya highlights the inclusion of mental health when treating patients with NCDs, but there’s no evidence that shows any of this being put into practice”, says Grace.
Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN) supports young people like Grace to meaningfully impact health care policies in their communities.

Grace is part of our NextGen Leaders Fellowship Program, a year-long initiative that pairs six high-potential young people in East Africa with expert mentors from partner organizations to develop research, policy and advocacy projects in their communities.

"My mentor helped me figure out how to direct my research so that it in something that is publishable and can be applied."

Because of people like you, Grace is on her way to making a difference in the lives of those affected by mental illness in Kenya. We need to support more young people like Grace to make a difference.

Together, we can build the next generation of global health leaders.

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