Launch of the NCD-Info Knowledge Sharing Portal

April 4, 2014

On the 27th March 2014, the Ministry of Health’s Division of Non-Communicable Diseases, the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and other partners working through the Knowledge Sharing Network on Non-communicable Diseases (KSN-NCD) launched the Kenya NCD-info, an online platform, at the Sarova Panafric Hotel in Nairobi. The Kenya NCD-info portal is designed to be a one-stop portal for all information related to NCDs in Kenya.

KSN-NCD was launched with the express aim of bringing together NCD experts in a collaborative venture to share information and explore ways in which they could inform policy and contribute to efforts designed to combat non-communicable diseases in Kenya. By launching the portal, the network aims to consolidate information on NCDs in a single, highly accessible and user friendly way, that will act as a rich resource for Researchers, academics and program implementers who want to share their work on NCDs; policymakers and health planners who want quick and easy to access information on NCDs in Kenya; and anyone who wants to learn more about NCDs in Kenya.

NCDs are a priority area for APHRC’s Health Challenges and Systems program that seeks to develop research evidence on health issues facing Africa with a view of informing policy makers.