National Integrated Policy for Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention & Control 2012-2016


To attain the best possible quality of life longevity by preventing and controlling noncommunicable diseases in the Gambia.


The Specific Objectives of the Policy are as follows:

  • Reduce the major risk factors (tobacco use, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and unhealthy diet)
  • Strengthen capacity of health personnel, institutions and other stakeholders for the identification of the major risk factors and to use comprehensive approach for health promotion and primary prevention.
  • Strengthen capacity of health system to prevent, diagnose and manage NCDs through standard guidelines and protocol appropriate to various levels of health care.
  • Develop a national surveillance system for NCDs and their risk factors