Subject: Preventive & Mitigation measures against lifestyle chronic diseases.

THAT, aware that Article 43 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 provides for among other matters, the right to the highest attainable standard of health which includes the right to affordable health care services; further aware that Paragraph 2 of Part Two of the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution provide for the functions of the County Government which include County health services including promotion of primary health care; cognizant that lifestyle diseases such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension among other diseases have been on the rise within the County due to lack of proper and adequate preventive programs and strategies; noting that primary prevention and screening for chronic diseases are considered as the best strategies to curtail the rise of these malignant diseases; concerned that a significant percentage of the residents of Nairobi City County are economically disadvantaged thus may not afford the cost of screening services; further concerned that continuous absence of preventive programs and strategies is likely to transfer economic burden of the chronic diseases to an already financially constrained population or exacerbate the prevalence of the diseases; this Assembly urges the County Executive to:- i.    Initiate an annual program for screening of lifestyle chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension in all wards at affordable fees or at no cost; and, ii.    Establish a prevention and mitigation program against lifestyle chronic diseases including awareness campaigns, sensitization forums and other sustainable measures in all Wards.
Notice of Motion 25th April, 2023
Mover Hon. Diana Mwangangi, MCA
Seconder Hon. Eutychus Muriuki, MCA
Dates Debated and/or Concluded 4th May, 2023
Remarks Adopted
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