14 July 2017
Caring & Living As Neighbours / Atfaal Welfare Society / Kakamega Children’s Library
In support of the Global Strategy (2016-2030), CLAN (Caring & Living As Neighbours), the Atfaal Welfare Society of Pakistan, and the Kakamega Children’s Library in Kenya commit to collaborative efforts to improve quality of life for children and adolescents living with and at risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in resource-poor communities. CLAN’s strategic framework for action will be utilised by all partners in this commitment to promote a rights-based, community development and person-centred approach to reducing global inequities for children living with chronic health conditions in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and South East Asia. In particular, CLAN will support Atfaal’s efforts to strengthen the Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and Osteogenesis Imperfecta communities in Pakistan, and the Kakamega Children’s Library’s efforts to support the Rheumatic Heart Disease community in Kenya.
We commit USD $100,000 to multi-sectoral engagement and capacity building to drive sustainable, scalable change. Our partnerships will maintain communities of children and families as the visual hub of collaborative action and will focus on CLAN’s five pillars: (1) affordable access to essential medicines and equipment; (2) education, research and advocacy; (3) optimization of medical management; (4) encouragement of family support groups; (5) and promoting financial independence to improve quality of life for children living with NCDs in Pakistan and Kenya.
Progress on this commitment has been excellent and success has been achieved with thanks to collaborative support from a broad range of passionate partners. CLAN’s 5 pillar model has provided a useful framework to guide planning, implementation and monitoring of multisectoral activities, and maintained a collective focus on the children and adolescents who are affected by – and at risk of – NCDs in resource poor settings.