5. NATIONAL STRATEGIC AGENDA FOR NCDS
A healthy Nigerian population with reduced burden of non-communicable diseases and enhanced quality of life for socio-economic development.
To provide a framework for strengthening multi-sectoral response to NCDs
To significantly reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in Nigeria in line with global non-communicable diseases prevention and control targets.
5.3. Specific National Targets
5.3.1. Target Statements
The implementation of the MSAP aims to achieve these specific national targets as adapted from global NCD goals and SDGs are to achieve;
- At least 25% relative reduction in unconditional probability of dying prematurely from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, sickle cell disease, injuries, mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders.
- At least 10% relative reduction in the harmful use of alcohol.
- At least 10% relative reduction in prevalence of insufficient physical activity.
- At least 30% relative reduction in mean population intake of salt/sodium(>5gm/2gm/day).
- At least 25% relative reduction in the prevalence of raised blood pressure.
- At least 25% relative reduction in the prevalence of diabetes.
- At least 25% relative reduction in the prevalence of obesity.
- At least 50% of eligible people receive drug therapy and counselling (including glycaemic control) to prevent heart attacks.
- An 80% availability of the affordable basic technologies and essential medicines, including generics, required to treat major NCDs in both public and private facilities.
- At least 80% of eligible population screened for early detection and management of NCDs.
- At least 80% of persons with NCDs have access to quality treatment facilities.
6. STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR NMSAP
6.1 Strategic Areas and Priority Interventions
6.1.2 Objective Two: To Promote Healthy Lifestyle and Implement Interventions to Reduce Modiable Risk Factors for NCDs
Promote healthy diets
1. Develop a regulation on reformulation of industrially produced foods to reduce salt content and replace trans-fats and saturated fats with unsaturated fats.
2. Implement mass media campaigns to promote healthy diets.
3. Strengthen nutritional education in primary and secondary school curriculum.
4. Develop and implement a policy on marketing sweetened foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children.