Chronic and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)


Globally there has been a growing burden of Non Communicable diseases (NCDs) especially in developing countries including Tanzania. This has brought about double burden of diseases. There are four main risk factors for NCDs namely smoking, alcohol intake, unhealthy diet and low physical activity which are common in both rural and urban areas. Such risk factors have been resulted to four common types of NCDs namely cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular diseases.

In Tanzania there are initiatives to control the prevalence and associated effects of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the population, however there is a number of challenges which retard the efforts in place.

Globally, 38 million people die each year due to NCDs​

WHO, 2014

In Tanzania, NCDs are estimated to account for 124,930 (31%) of the 403,000 deaths that occurs in the country annually.

WHO, 2014

By 2020 it is predicted that, NCD’s will be causing seven (7) out of every ten (10) deaths in Tanzania

What We Do

  • Community outreach campaigns to increase community awareness on NCDs
  • Provide health education in the communities and at work place on NCDs for the purpose of developing skills and life style behavior change 
  • Linking people to health facilities for health Checks and wellness assessment
  • Mass media campaigns aimed at changing risky lifestyle behaviors
  • Home Health Care and support to NCDs affected community members