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dc.contributor.authorMatheka, Duncan M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorNderitu, Josephen_US
dc.contributor.authorVedanthan, Rajeshen_US
dc.contributor.authorDemaio, Alessandro R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMurgor, Mellanyen_US
dc.contributor.authorKajana, Kitien_US
dc.contributor.authorLoyal, Poonamjeeten_US
dc.contributor.authorAlkizim, Faraj O.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKishore, Sandeep P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-11T02:49:28Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationMatheka, Duncan M., Joseph Nderitu, Rajesh Vedanthan, Alessandro R. Demaio, Mellany Murgor, Kiti Kajana, Poonamjeet Loyal, Faraj O. Alkizim, and Sandeep P. Kishore. 2013. “Young professionals for health development: the Kenyan experience in combating non-communicable diseases.” Global Health Action 6 (1): 10.3402/gha.v6i0.22461. doi:10.3402/gha.v6i0.22461. http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v6i0.22461.en
dc.identifier.issn1654-9716en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11879134
dc.description.abstractYoung individuals (below 35 years) comprise an estimated 60% of the global population. Not only are these individuals currently experiencing chronic, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), either living with or at risk for these conditions, but will also experience the long-term repercussions of the current NCD policy implementations. It is thus imperative that they meaningfully contribute to the global discourse and responses for NCDs at the local level. Here, we profile one example of meaningful engagement: the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YPCDN). The YPCDN is a global online network that provides a platform for young professionals to deliberate new and innovative methods of approaching the NCD challenges facing our societies. We provide a case study of the 2-year experiences of a country chapter (Kenya) of the YPCDN to demonstrate the significance and impact of emerging leaders in addressing the new global health agenda of the 21st century.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherCo-Action Publishingen
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.3402/gha.v6i0.22461en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3837302/pdf/en
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.subjectdiabetes mellitusen
dc.subjectcanceren
dc.subjectcardiovascular diseases (CVD)en
dc.subjectrheumatic heart disease (RHD)en
dc.subjectyouthen
dc.subjectyoung peopleen
dc.subjectmedical studentsen
dc.subjectdeveloping countriesen
dc.subjectAfricaen
dc.subjectscreening medical campsen
dc.titleYoung professionals for health development: the Kenyan experience in combating non-communicable diseasesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden
dc.relation.journalGlobal Health Actionen
dash.depositing.authorDemaio, Alessandro R.en_US
dc.date.available2014-03-11T02:49:28Z
dc.identifier.doi10.3402/gha.v6i0.22461*
dash.contributor.affiliatedDemaio, Alessandro R


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