New grant to Zanzibar NCD Alliance

21-03-2018
With a grant of 400.000 DKK (app. 66.000 USD) from the Danish International Development Agency’s Civil Society Fund, Zanzibar NCD Alliance will be able to continue its important work fighting NCDs in Zanzibar.

NCD in Zanzibar

The NCDs are a large and increasing problem in Zanzibar. Especially hypertension is a huge problem with 33% of the population having hypertension. This is especially due to a diet rich on fat and carbohydrate. This is exemplified by the fact that only 2% of the population meets the recommended 5 pieces of fruits and vegetables a day.    

Makunduchi Traditional Food Festival

Since 2014, Makunduchi Traditional Food Festival has as a yearly event organized by local grassroots, promoted local and healthy products for cooking in Zanzibar. This initiative has within the past years gained great support and attention among the local people in Zanzibar.  

The project

With this project Zanzibar NCD has the opportunity to build on the great work it has done since it was founded in 2013, with the support of the Danish NCD Alliance and the Civil Society Fund, and cooperate with Makunduchi Traditional Food Festival in promoting the use of healthy local products.