Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the main cause of death. They account for 2/3 of deaths worldwide and 90% of deaths in Belarus. The Swiss Red Cross is working to prevent non-communicable diseases and is supporting the “Community Action for Health” project.
Volunteer initiative groups were created, having united active persons who wish to lead a healthier lifestyle and help other community members, including their neighbors, colleagues, friends, classmates, neighborhood residents. Each volunteer accompanies two or more persons, evaluating their risk of non-communicable diseases development, helping them to conduct a personal plan on NCD prevention and on leading a healthy lifestyle, as well as supporting the implementation of the plan on a regular basis. Training of medical workers and volunteers was organized.
Good health adds years to life: a poster for the World Health Day 2012