Deadline: June 6, 2024

Applications are open for the NCDs Prevention Contest 2024 for Nigerian Secondary School Students. They are inviting students in Nigerian secondary schools to share their creative and practical ideas to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in their community.

Nigeria faces a growing burden of major NCDs, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, respiratory diseases, and diabetes. Behaviourial risk factors for these major NCDs include physical inactivity, excessive alcohol intake, unhealthy diet, air pollution, and tobacco use. These behaviours often start in adolescence. It is therefore necessary to create adequate awareness and sensitize youths on the prevention strategies of NCDs.

Interested adolescents are to make a submission on this topic: “Burden of NCD in Nigeria: My role as an NCD Prevention Champion”. Ideas should focus on how any or all of the five behavioural risk factors (physical inactivity, excessive alcohol intake, unhealthy diet, air pollution, and tobacco use) which contribute to major NCDs can be addressed in the community. 


  • 1st Prize: N100,000
  • 2nd Prize: N70,000
  • 3rd Prize: N50,000
  • Several consolation prizes available


  • Open to students in Nigerian secondary schools;
  • Participants can submit ideas through essay writing, spoken word, drama video, art & painting, storytelling, etc.


  • For essay submissions, the content should not exceed 1,500 words, with Times News Romans font and 12pt Body Size.
  • Video submissions should be no longer than 120 seconds


Click here to apply

For more information, visit NCDs Prevention Contest.

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