Network of African Noncommunicable Diseases Interventions (NANDI)
The Network of African Noncommunicable Diseases Interventions (NANDI) was established in 2001. Entry criteria included:
- NCD to be regarded as a national priority.
- Existence of NCD-related activities.
NANDI’s initial focus was on two activities and countries grouped accordingly:
- Cervical cancer control
- The creation of three training centres:
- Conakry (Guinea) for French speaking countries;
- Luanda (Angola) for Portuguese-speaking countries and
- Dar Es Salam (Tanzania) for English-speaking countries
- Training for doctors and nurses on early diagnosis through visual inspection and treatment of pre-cancer and cancer and the programme was launched in the following countries:
- Guinea-Conakry, Mali, Mauritania, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe and Guinea-Bissau.
- Surveillance of NCD (STEPS implementation)
- Countries that have undertaken the survey: South Africa, Ghana, Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Cameroon Ethiopia and Eritrea.
- Countries preparing the survey: Democratic Republic of the Congo and Botswana.
- Countries that have been trained on Steps Method: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Guinea-Conakry, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Sao Tome, Senegal and Togo and Uganda.
Mayetic Village E-Community
NANDI is also developing an e-community in three official languages based on the concept of Mayetic Village, an Internet solution that enables communities to create a secure collaborative workspaces and manage all types of projects by using the most advanced collaborative tool on the market without computer skills.
Creating a collaborative workspace will enable all NANDI's members to:
- Manage a team project in a secure, ready-to-use space.
- Publish and share documents, create forums with your partners, customers and suppliers.
- Organize an event that requires coordination among several contributors.
- Create a training space with its library of documents.
- Create a space for exchanging files (virtual disk).
- Rapidly communicate information to all Network's members.
- Create an internet site (intranet or extranet, including access rights management), through a simple content management interface.
A web site about NANDI is being developed by the WHO Regional Office for Africa.