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.
- 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.