Treating endemic non-communicable diseases (NCD) is a global health priority. Members of this community share effective approaches to combating NCDs in poor populations everywhere.

Community moderators

Gene Bukhman
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity; Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; Partners In Health - PIH
Ziad Khatib
McGill University

Recent discussion topics

Why smokeless tobacco control is very challenging for WHO-SEARO countries?

By PALASH BANIK on 03 Jul, 2015 0 Replies

The South-East Asia Region carries one of the highest tobacco burdens and continues to face a growing public health crisis. There are approximately 250 million smokers and nearly the same number of smokeless tobacco users, leading to more than 1.3 million…

Education arthritis and rheumatic disease

By Michele Meltzer on 18 Jun, 2015 3 Replies

Because of a worldwide shortage of rheumatologists, there is a shortage of teachers in many areas. Innovative educational programs can be developed for both healthcare professionals and the public. Lay people need to know there is may be effective…

Arthritis is a chronic disease but what are we doing about it??

By Michele Meltzer on 18 Jun, 2015 1 Recommendation 8 Replies

As many of you are aware arthritis and rheumatologic diseases are chronic and disabling. The current issue of The Lancet http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60692-4 again lists Back pain as the number one cause of YLD (years lost to disability)…

New community members

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Mohamed Manji

Affiliated Organizations

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences - MUHAS

Work Locations

Tanzania, United Republic of

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Deogratias Nkya

Affiliated Organizations

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences - MUHAS

Work Locations

Tanzania, United Republic of

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Runcie C.W. Chidebe

Runcie has been working in the nonprofit sector for over nine years and earned a Diploma in Social work and community development and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/sociology & anthropology all from University of Nigeria. University of Nigeria gave Runcie C.W. Chidebe the award “Best Graduating Student” in the department of psychology 2011/2012 and the award for “Best Graduate” in diploma social work in 2006. Runcie is passionate in reducing the incidence of cancer and phasing-out the late/advanced diagnosis of cancer in Nigeria. He is the founder of Project Pink Blue and Health & Psychological Trust Centre; a cancer nonprofit established in 2013 with focused on creating cancer awareness, providing free cancer screenings and support people battling with cancer in poor, rural and hard-to-reach communities. He has worked locally to raise funds to run over seven community projects with forty volunteers including the 2015 World Cancer Day walk, race & cycling against cancer in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and Abuja Global Shapers. Over 700 people have benefitted directly from his impact, while millions have been reached indirectly. Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP2015) named Runcie C.W. Chidebe among 1,000 African Entrepreneurs to join TEEP2015. CIVICUS gave Project Pink Blue the prestigious “Nelson Mandela-Graca Machel Innovation Award” in 2014 during the international civil society week in Johannesburg, South Africa. Global Shaper Community Abuja gave the Project Pink Blue the award for “I AM BOLD” in 2014 and emerged “Semi-Finalist” in the Big C Competition by LiveSTRONG Foundation, Austin, U.S. Previously, Runcie worked with the BBC world service trust (now, media action) as a script supervisor on “Wetin Dey” an HIV/AIDS TV project. He made his first research-based paper presentation during the 2014 Annual Scientific Conference and Research Methodology Workshop, University of Nigeria.

Affiliated Organizations

Project PINK BLUE

Work Locations

Nigeria