CHS is participating in this year’s Kenya Paediatric Association’s (KPA) Conference that runs from April 26 – 29 in Eldoret. This 16th Annual Scientific Conference is held under the theme “Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) Epidemic: A Focus on Early Life Determinants.”
The agenda of this four-day conference will focus on devolution in health, paediatric in disasters, malaria, nutrition and allergy. NCDs commonly referred to as ‘lifestyle’ diseases, include cancer, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases among others. They account for about 38 million deaths globally every year, half of them being in low and middle-income countries.
In Kenya, the number of premature deaths caused by NCDs has been on the increase with cancer and cardiovascular diseases contributing the highest numbers. Children are also vulnerable to these diseases.
CHS, through its TB ARC activity will be coordinating sessions on the Management of TB in Children, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health.