About Generation-H Project

Generation-H is a project funded by the European Union, Horizon Europe & UKRI, to develop a multi-component intervention to reduce two pivotal modifiable risk factors: unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, and their underlying social determinants, among adolescents and youth aged 10-19 years in sub-Saharan Africa, in diverse socio-economic urban settings in Ghana (Greater Accra region) and Kenya (Nairobi). This can support healthy lifestyle and prevent NCDs in adulthood.

The Generation-H intervention strategy is multi-dimensional, encompassing educational programs, community engagement initiatives, policy advocacy, and collaborations with educational, faith-based, and healthcare institutions, spanning January 2024 to December 2028. The project is harnessing the collective expertise of consortium experts, and in strategic partnership with local governments, NGOs, faith- and community-based organizations, to mitigate the rising tide of NCDs within sub-Saharan Africa through intervention strategies mapped on to the WHO Best Buys.

Project Overview

Why Generation-H Targets Adolescents and Youth in LMICs to Prevent NCDs?

→ NCD epidemic harms individuals, families and communities.
→ Health systems in low-income countries (LMICs) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) struggle with NCDs.
→ Unhealthy diet and lack of exercise raise NCD risks in LMICs.
→ WHO has policies to prevent NCDs, but implementation is lacking.
→ NCD prevention efforts are failing in SSA despite rising NCD rates.