Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) faces a looming epidemic of arterial hypertension and diabetes for which most countries are not prepared. We tested in eight rural Cameroonian districts a model of integrated care by task shifting of the management of hypertension and diabetes from hospitals to facilities led by non-physician clinicians (NPCs).
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Low retention rates and poor treatment adherence pose major challenges to programs for non-communicable chronic diseases (NCCD) in Africa.
The My Child Matters initiative was launched in 2005 when the Sanofi Espoir Foundation proposed to create an innovative partnership with the UICC (Union for International Cancer Control) for fighting against childhood cancer in low and mid-income countries where the paediatric oncology is still emerging.
Mauritania is a wide country of 1 million square kilometers mainly covered by desert, with 3 million inhabitants and only 3 psychiatrists. A pilot project designed to improve access to mental healthcare in the country was implemented in Nouadhibou city at the North West country border.
The WHO regards diabetes a vicious silent killer diseases with its overall prevalence on the increase. This study aimed to reduce pregnancy mortality and obtain better pregnancy outcomes. Two Hundred pregnant women volunteers were chosen for the study which involved various categories of Health Workers.
This twelve country study (Austria, Canada, Greece, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, UK) addressed the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in migrant and non-migrant populations and responses to its diagnosis and management.
The Asthma Drug Facility, a project of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is one of the practical solutions to support low- and middle-income countries to offer standardised asthma management to patients using essential medicines.
The Prevalence and re-infection rates of soil transmitted helminths was high among school children hence for the need for periodic deworming of school children every six months in endemic communities.
This paper presents the outcome results of the 6 months structured intervention program among 107 subjects in a community in Pantai Peringgit, Melaka, Malaysia aiming to reduce the Non Communicable diseases (NCD) risk factors and improving walking stamina
We submit this abstract on behalf of the Swiss Survey on Salt Group. Within the framework of a nationwide strategy on dietary salt reduction launched by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, we conducted a national population-based survey aiming at estimating dietary salt intake in the population aged 15 years and over, using 24-hour […]