YP-CDN President Dr. Sunny Kishore & Executive Director Jordan Jarvis recently returned from East Africa, where they met with a diversity of potential participants, speakers, and supporters, including many from the East Africa NCD Alliance, to evaluate needs for and to promote the NextGen Leaders training program. 35 young professionals from across Kenya assembled in Nairobi, and 10 from across Uganda assembled in Kampala. The findings?
A clear need for support on research, including secondary data analyses and developing new perspective on old problems
A vision for developing advocacy movements grounded in the perspectives of patients, community members, and YPers across the region. Bearing witness to inequities and framing NCDs as a social justice issue was a key need as YP Kenya member Dilys highlights
A need for leadership development with concrete skills in management, health economics, and financing. The NCD Unit in the Ministry of Health of Kenya supported capacity-building internships for young professionals keen to serve the country
Below you'll find a few of the plans now underway to prepare for the launch of NextGen Leaders and to #MultiplyChange for NCD treatment.
Setting the Stage for NextGen Leaders
YP-CDN members will participate in the inaugural NCD Forum in Rwanda next month.
YP-CDN will help organize the inaugural NCD Awareness Week in Taveta County, Kenya next month.
YP-CDN co-signed a letter to the WHO Africa Region Office encouraging a regional NCD framework.
"How I Found My Voice Through YP-CDN"
"There are two unforgettable, “chilling” instances in medical school, one of which is one’s first immersion into the anatomy lab, and the other being the experience of losing your first patient..." - Dilys Kemunto, 3T Leader, Eldoret, Kenya