Review Article
Volume 5 Issue 2 - 2021
Latent Universities’ Opportunities in the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries
Sophonie Ndahayo
Independent Research, Monze, Zambia
*Corresponding Author: Sophonie Ndahayo, Independent Research, Monze, Zambia.
Received: March 23, 2020; Published: January 30, 2021




Abstract

Universities have the potential to promote health to students, employees and surround communities. Unfortunately, despite this fact, some students, even university workers engage in health-risky-behaviours, which predispose them to many diseases most of which are preventable. Adopting and implementing a holistic health promotion policy and public health interventions can control a good number of health-related problems among the said population; in low and middle income countries, especially the most affected sub-Saharan Africa. This will greatly enhance universities’ potentials and contributions to harness a sustainable health development within the institutions and beyond their boundaries. Therefore, this mini review advocates for “health promoting universities” concept among all institutions of higher learning, even in lower levels by streamlining health promotion content and activities throughout all teaching, learning and research.

Keywords: University; Health Promotion; Sustainable Development

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Citation: Sophonie Ndahayo. “Latent Universities’ Opportunities in the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 5.2 (2021): 65-68.

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