Dear NCD community,
I would like to share additional references inline with the PIH Guide and to emphasize its importance.
1) A systematic review by Dalal and colleagues, on NCDs in sub-Saharan Africa, entitled "Non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa: what we know now" in Int J Epidemiol. 2011 Aug;40(4):885-901.
They have 3 keys messages:
- Available data and projections indicate that the burden of NCDs such as cardiovascular diseases,
diabetes mellitus type 2 and cancer is growing in SSA. Yet, there are few community-based studies
that examine the NCD prevalence, incidence and risk factors.
- In some African settings the prevalence of NCDs and their risk factors is similar to that seen in
- More research is needed in Africa to provide evidence for NCD prevention and treatment to mitigate
the oncoming epidemic.
I could not attach the article to this web discussion. You can email me for the full article.
- A recent article in The Economist, Sep.24th, describing the size of the problem of NCDs in low- and middle-income countries, and its potential economic burden on them.
You are welcome to write your reflections around the PIH Guide and this topic.
ziad (dot) el-khatib (at) mcgill.ca
Summary: This guide is written for district-level health care providers and policy makers designing a health system for care of NCDs in very low-income populations. Based on the experiences and collaboration between Rwandan and international specialists over four years, the book is funded by the Medtronic Foundation through a grant to Partners In Health.
For full guide, please download the pdf (6.5MB); For specific chapters, refer to PIH's web page.
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