Policy interventions for diet related Non-Communicable Disease in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

  • 14th February 2020
  • by secretary

14 February 2020. The Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), in collaboration with African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), and four other institutions across Africa and Europe has won a research project, through a grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

The project titled “Building evidence to develop a feasible, context-specific package of regulatory
and policy interventions for diet related Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania” aims to identify context-relevant actions that promote healthy food consumption patterns and practices. It shall also facilitate knowledge translation pathways to prevent diet related NCDs in the three East African countries.

The project will specifically focus on:

  • Developing a package of effective regulatory interventions for healthier food environments in the three East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania;
  • Providing evidence on exposure of children to unhealthy foods and nonalcoholic beverages, including the power of promotions;
  • The cost of policy inaction associated with current Nutrition Related (NR-NCDs) on households and the health system; and
  • Knowledge translation pathways into policy, including context-relevant interventions that prevent Nutrition Related NCDs.