The Cameroon Baptist Convention CBC Health Services today in Bamenda launches a physical exercise program as part of actions taken against Non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
According to a release by the Director of CBC Health Services Prof Tih Pius Muffih, the launching event “comes ahead of the 3rd UN High Level meetings on NCDs to be held on September 27, 2018 in New York” with the intention to attract attention to the silent issues around NCDs.
 
Director of CBC Health Services Prof Tih Pius Muffih
Being part of the Enough Campaign which is an initiative of the Global NCD Alliance and activities to mark the Global Week for action on NCDs, the release adds that “all is set to initiate a transition from commitment to action on NCDs globally, nationally and locally.” 


During the physical exercise launch, leaders, relevant stakeholders and key decisions makers, influencers and the media will be addressed on the need to prioritise the fight against NCDs by developing and adopting friendly policies that work and to move from commitment to tangible actions that result in the improvement of health and lives of all people in communities. 


With over 34% of annual deaths in Cameroon currently due to NCDs, Prof Tih Pius expresses the need for efforts to be stepped up in Cameroon so as to significantly reduce current statistics which details that 329 000 people currently die annually from NCDs (WHO 2014). 


The physical exercise according to CBC Health Services will be open to staff in all her health facilities. 


The launching of the physical exercise program comes at the time the Cameroon NCD Alliance has been created with Mbiydzenyuy Ferdinand Coordinator of the CBC Health Services’ NCDs Prevention and Control Program designated as its National Coordinator. 


The selection of Mbiydzenyuy Ferdinand as National Coordinator of the Cameroon NCD Alliance has been described as an indicator to the important role the CBC Health Services is playing in fighting NCDs in Cameroon. 


Non Communicable Diseases NCDs, it should be recalled are diseases that cannot be transmitted from one person to another with the four main categories being cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease. With global statistics indicating that every year 38million people die from NCDs with most occurring in Low and Middle income countries, studies show that deaths and suffering from NCDS are preventable through physical activity reduced alcohol, healthy diets and no tobacco use. Screening and checking vital health numbers are also critical.
Derick BAKAH

Derick BAKAH

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