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dc.contributor.authorTatah, Lambed
dc.contributor.authorMapa-Tassou, Clarisse
dc.contributor.authorShung-King, Maylene
dc.contributor.authorOni, Tolu
dc.contributor.authorWoodcock, James
dc.contributor.authorWeimann, Amy
dc.contributor.authorMcCreedy, Nicole
dc.contributor.authorMuzenda, Trish
dc.contributor.authorGovia, Ishtar
dc.contributor.authorMbanya, Jean Claude
dc.contributor.authorAssah, Felix
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-11T00:30:59Z
dc.date.available2021-12-11T00:30:59Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-02
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/331340
dc.description.abstractPhysical inactivity is increasing in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), urbanisation and sedentary living are rapidly growing in tandem. Increasing active living requires the participation of multiple sectors, yet it is unclear whether physical activity (PA)-relevant sectors in LMICs are prioritising PA. We investigated to what extent sectors that influence PA explicitly integrate it in their policies in an LMIC such as Cameroon. We systematically identified policy documents relevant to PA and NCD prevention in Cameroon; and using the Walt and Gilson policy triangle we described, analysed, and interpreted the policy contexts, contents, processes, and actors. We found 17 PA and NCD policy documents spanning from 1974 to 2019 across seven ministries. Thirteen (13/17) policies targeted infrastructure improvement, and four (4/17) targeted communication for behaviour change, all aiming to enhance leisure domain PA. Only the health sector explicitly acknowledged the role of PA in NCD prevention. Notably, no policy from the transport sector mentioned PA. Our findings highlight the need for intersectoral action to integrate PA into policies in all relevant sectors. These actions will need to encompass the breadth of PA domains, including transport, while emphasising the multiple health benefits of PA for the population.
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleAnalysis of Cameroon's Sectoral Policies on Physical Activity for Noncommunicable Disease Prevention.
dc.typeArticle
dc.publisher.departmentMrc Epidemiology Unit
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Public Health And Primary Care
dc.date.updated2021-12-09T16:03:19Z
prism.endingPage12713
prism.issueIdentifier23
prism.publicationNameInt J Environ Res Public Health
prism.startingPage12713
prism.volume18
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.78788
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-11-23
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3390/ijerph182312713
rioxxterms.versionVoR
dc.contributor.orcidMapa-Tassou, Clarisse [0000-0002-0709-1449]
dc.contributor.orcidOni, Tolu [0000-0003-4499-1910]
dc.contributor.orcidWoodcock, James [0000-0003-4769-5375]
dc.contributor.orcidWeimann, Amy [0000-0003-4146-1412]
dc.contributor.orcidMcCreedy, Nicole [0000-0003-3557-3012]
dc.contributor.orcidMuzenda, Trish [0000-0002-2241-1455]
dc.contributor.orcidGovia, Ishtar [0000-0001-6852-102X]
dc.contributor.orcidMbanya, Jean Claude [0000-0001-9651-8653]
dc.contributor.orcidAssah, Felix [0000-0003-3301-6028]
dc.identifier.eissn1660-4601
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idDepartment of Health (via National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)) (16/137/34)
cam.issuedOnline2021-12-02
cam.depositDate2021-12-09
pubs.licence-identifierapollo-deposit-licence-2-1
pubs.licence-display-nameApollo Repository Deposit Licence Agreement


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