Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death across the world. The majority of morbidity and mortality related to NCDs occur in low- and middle-income countries like Uganda where the capacity to handle such chronic diseases is extremely limited. Therefore, it was with great pleasure that we received the news of a three-year grant to support the development of a center of excellence for NCD care in Uganda from the Else Kröner-Fresenius Stiftung.
This report summarizes the past year’s achievements of the ACCESS Uganda partnership with colleagues from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen Nürnberg, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Yale University, Johns Hopkins University and Makerere University. The effort represents a multi-national, interdisciplinary collaboration that has the potential to revolutionize NCD prevention and management in low- and middle-income settings.
We thank the Else Kröner Fresenius-Stiftung for supporting this vision and contribute to efforts that have enabled us to reach out to over 18,000 community members in Nakaseke. Please enjoy reading the report.
Felix Knauf, Trishul Siddharthan, Robert Kalyesubula
HERE you can download the EKFS Annual Report