Non Communicable Diseases for Public Health.

Learn about non communicable diseases, what they are, and how to prevent and manage them.
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Students will learn about non communicable diseases, what causes them, and how to prevent and manage them.
Students will also learn about contemporary issues for non communicable diseases including non communicable diseases in the context of antimicrobial resistance, human rights and climate change.


  • There are no prerequisites to taking this course.


Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading killer diseases globally causing 7 out of every 10 deaths globally. 70% of the deaths caused by these diseases occur in low- and middle-income counties, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Non-Communicable Diseases For Public Health Course will introduce the learners to what non-communicable diseases. The main aim of this short course is to enhance literacy on non-communicable diseases in a bid to improve better health outcomes through the application of the course content to daily life. This course can be taken by individuals, community health workers, teachers, students and even parents in a bid to learn about various non communicable diseases and on how to prevent and control them.

The course contains 9 modules and has been developed in simple easy to understand language that can be understood by the general population. It adapts the use of videos, images and audios to enhance learning. The course will also provide additional course content and research papers required to giver the learner deeper understanding of the topic.

We are hoping that through this course, you will be more informed, you will have fun while learning and that you will share your learnings with someone else. Information is power and relevant information on non-communicable diseases has never been important as it is currently.

Learn, share, practice

Who this course is for:

  • Public Heath and Global Health students and enthusiasts who want to expand their knowledge on non communicable diseases.
  • Community Health Workers and practitioners interested in learning about non communicable diseases.
  • Individuals interested in learning about non communicable diseases.

Course content

11 sections52 lectures3h 25m total length
  • Welcome To The Course
  • Introduction


Non Communicable Diseases Expert & a Global health advocate.
Stephen Odhiambo Ogweno
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Ogweno Stephen is a global health enthusiast, a non-communicable diseases (NCDs) advocate and an author known for his vast work in developing programmes and innovations, aimed at improving NCDs literacy and access to care. As the founder and CEO of Stowelink, he has led the implementation of such programmes in over 8 countries in Africa. In addition to this Ogweno also currently serves as a steering member of the World Health Organization (WHO) NCDs Labs under the thematic area NCDs and the Next Generation where he advises the WHO on strategies of achieving SDG 3.4. Ogweno Stephen is also a published scientific researcher, a keynote speaker and the author of 4 books with his latest title being Practical Skills for Entrepreneurial Success. Ogweno is an avid reader who loves travelling and enjoys quiet meditation every morning.