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NGEC presents a paper at the 11th Annual Meeting of African Science Academies


The National Gender and Equality Commission was among high profile presenters at the 11th Annual Meeting of African Science Academies (AMASA- 11) held between 29th November to 1st December, 2015 at Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.  

The focus of the meeting was to address issues of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs): Post 2015 Development Agenda and dialogue among the scientific community, health practitioners and policy makers on the global status of prevention and control of NCDs.  

The meeting brought over 150 delegates from 20 African Countries, US, Europe and Asia.

The Annual meetings of African Academies was initiated in 2005 when the 1st AMASA was held in Kenya with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation channeled through the US National Academy of Sciences.

 The AMASA-11 has broad focus on NCDs revolving around seven sub-themes namely;

  • Management of Natural Resources and NCDs
  • Socioeconomic impacts of NCDs, Gender Dimensions and Policy Interventions
  • Climate Change and NCDs
  • Energy, Industrialisation and Occupational Health
  • Prevention and Control of NCDs
  • Information Technologies and NCDs
  • Gender Issues in NCDs

Among the key presenters was Paul Kuria, Ag. CEO National Gender and Equality Commission, on Aspects of Gender and Non- Communicable Diseases.

Mr Kuria's presentation can be downloaded by clicking here



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