My name is Allison Tennyson Ibrahim and I’m from Kuwait via the United States of America and with a keen interest in advancing the voices of people living with NCDs. I introduce myself as a patient advocate, but more importantly as a person living with a multiple morbidities with the complications of having overweight with obesity, diabetes, arthritis, anxiety and alopecia.

In 2009, after only one elevated blood glucose test result, I was fortunate to have met an exceptional Diabetologist and Endocrinologist from Kuwait who I attribute to having saved my life. Subsequently, living with multi-morbidities, having a family, career and life – it has been a challenging and an empowering journey of which I am motivated to and appreciate being able to share my voice through the Our Views, Our Voices initiative of the NCD Alliance during my podcast presentation.

Podcast Diary

4 May 2021

Life With NCDs - Walk Right Together

Since 2012, I have actively participated in my own health, as a person living with multiple non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – having obesity, diabetes, arthritis and more, while also advocating for others through the NCD Alliance: Our Views, Our Voices initiatives to support giving a voice to the millions of people globally, living with multiple NCDs as chronic conditions. I invite you to hear my story, as told through the podcast presented by the NCD Diaries, and to consider ways in which you too can support, advance and advocate for and with people living with NCDs to ‘Walk Right Together’. Have a listen...

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Podcast Diary

7 July 2021

Walk Right Together in a Community

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Living with multi-morbidities, having a family, career and life – it has been a challenging and an empowering journey of which I am motivated to and appreciate being able to share my voice through the NCD Diaries.

Allison Ibrahim, lived experience of multiple chronic conditions, Kuwait

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