Life in Action: A practical guide to creating NCD Diaries

Life in Action

Published Dec 2020

Author NCD Alliance

Description

This practical guide aims to support people living with NCDs in the creation of the NCD Diaries, documenting and sharing their day-to-day experience of living with NCDs and highlighting their hopes, aspirations and recommendations for change. Through the use of creative media, including visual, audio and text formats, the NCD Diaries serve as a powerful, community-based storytelling tool to raise awareness and call for action on NCDs. This practical guide provides diarists with information and tools needed to conceptualise, create, publish and promote their own NCD Diaries using the preferred media formats.

Life in Action handouts

The Life in Action handouts contained in this document can also be downloaded separately:

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NCD Diaries can be created in three formats:

NCD Diaries Visual format

01 Visual 

A visual storytelling format featuring a series of images that represent the real and personal experiences of Diarists and their interaction with the healthcare system, local context and community. Drawing from elements of the PhotoVoice approach, NCDA will support Diarists in capturing images representing their lived experiences and contextualise them within the Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs to present their recommendations and calls to action. The Diary will take the form of a series of up to five photos and accompanying captions.

NCD Diaries Visual format

NCD Diaries audio format

02 Audio podcast

A spoken word/podcast format through which Diarists will share their experiences and challenges of living with NCDs, their local context, community interactions and calls to action in a conversational manner, either in first person or in conversations with others, e.g. family, community members, advocates, etc. The Diary will take the form of two to three fifteen-minute recordings.

NCD Diaries written format

03 Written text

A blog/testimonial format through which Diarists will share their lived experiences through storytelling and public narrative, reporting on experiences, challenges of living with NCDs and recommendations for change. The Diary will take the form of up to three written entries of a maximum of 250 words.

NCD Diaries written format

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Visual Diary iconKatherine Berkoh

Katherine Berkoh

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Mirriam Wakanyi

Visual Diary iconAmber Huett-Garcia

Amber Huett-Garcia

Visual Diary iconMazeda Begum

Begum Mazeda

Visual Diary iconLinh Nguyen Ha

Linh Nguyen Ha

Podcast Diary iconOmar Abureesh

Omar Abu Reesh

Podcast Diary iconLiz  Owino

Liz Achieng Owino

Written Diary iconJohn Gikonyo

John Gikonyo

Written Diary iconSamuel Kumwanje

Samuel Kumwanje

Written Diary iconJean Marie Blaise Migabo

Jean Marie Migabo

Written Diary iconEdith Mukantwari

Edith Mukantwari

Written Diary iconAdjo Rose Lankou

Adjo Rose Lankou

Visual Diary iconGloria Haro

Gloria Haro

Visual Diary iconRohan Arora

Rohan Arora

Visual Diary iconRobert Onyango

Robert Onyango

The current theme is

Affordability of NCD care and Universal Health Coverage

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