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Case studies

In Australia the most vulnerable people carry double the burden of NCDs. Most indigenous Australians continue to suffer a greater burden of ill health than the rest of the Australian population. They also have lower access to health services, are more likely to experience disability, emotional distress and reduced quality of life, and die at younger age, than the general population.

  • Save-a-Mate programme for young people helps them to prevent, recognize and respond to alcohol and other drug emergencies, based on proven harm reduction programmes
  • Good Start Breakfast clubs aim to influence positively the eating habits of children most in need and to deliver nutritional education, and
  • FOODCents is a programme that describes simple strategies to support healthy eating habits and learn how to save money on food bills.
  • Tuvalu
  • Using community based health to address NCDs

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The Kenya Red Cross Society is targeting diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, while a number of National Societies in the Caribbean are implementing an integrated NCD risk-factor screening test as part of their HIV programming. In Qatar, regular physical exercise is being promoted by engaging people in a weekly walking group, holding sporting events for youth and organizing home gardening.


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