Towards addressing the global challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), Dr. Isata Mahoi, the Minister of Gender and Children’s Affairs, joined forces with Rt. Honourable Patricia Scotland KC, and other distinguished dignitaries, to launch the Commonwealth Youth Focused Guiding Framework for NCDs.

The initiative aims to combat the rising prevalence of unhealthy diets, sedentary lifestyles, and related diseases among the youth.

During the launch event, Dr. Mahoi emphasized the critical role that young people play in shaping the future health landscape. The guiding framework is designed to empower the youth with information and resources to make healthier lifestyle choices, thereby contributing to the reduction of NCDs. This collaborative effort signifies a commitment to fostering a generation that is not only aware of the risks associated with unhealthy behaviors but also equipped to make informed decisions for their well-being.

The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC commended the initiative for its focus on youth engagement and emphasized the importance of a collective approach in tackling NCDs. The framework encompasses educational programs, community outreach, and policy advocacy to create a comprehensive strategy for NCD prevention.

The launch event was attended by various stakeholders, including health professionals, educators, and community leaders, underlining the broad-based support for this crucial initiative. As NCDs continue to pose a global health threat, the Commonwealth Youth Focused Guiding Framework serves as a beacon of hope, offering a structured approach to address the root causes of these diseases and pave the way for a healthier and more resilient future.