The launch of the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Implementation Plan held at Marlborough House, England.

  • November 18, 2023
Hon. Mama Mariam H. Mwinyi, the First Lady of Zanzibar, Our settlor and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Zanzibar Maisha Bora Foundation, delivered a compelling message on the imperative need for a lifestyle overhaul during the launch of the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Implementation Plan. The event, held at Marlborough House, England, saw Mama Mariam H. Mwinyi underscore the pivotal role of exercise and good nutrition in addressing prevalent diseases such as Cancer, Heart Disease, and Hypertension, particularly among the younger population.

In her address, the First Lady shed light on the alarming statistics, revealing that approximately 75 percent of global deaths are attributed to non-communicable diseases. With a focus on cultivating healthier habits, Mama Mariam H. Mwinyi passionately advocated for a paradigm shift in lifestyle choices to significantly reduce the incidence of these deadly ailments.

The NCDs Implementation Plan, slated for execution across 56 member countries of the Commonwealth of Nations, marks a collaborative effort to tackle the rising health challenges associated with sedentary lifestyles and poor dietary habits. Mama Mariam H. Mwinyi’s call to action resonated with the overarching goal of fostering a global movement towards proactive health practices.

The event in London served as a strategic platform for Mama Mariam H. Mwinyi to inspire change on an international scale. Her emphasis on the twin pillars of exercise and nutrition underscored the critical role they play in disease prevention, setting the stage for a comprehensive approach to holistic well-being.

As the world grapples with a surge in non-communicable diseases, Mama Mariam H. Mwinyi’s advocacy stands as a beacon, urging nations to unite in the pursuit of healthier, more sustainable lifestyles. The First Lady’s vision transcends borders, calling for a collective commitment to a future where communities thrive on the principles of vitality and wellness.

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