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Sub-Saharan Africa / Afrique subsaharienne

Sub-Saharan Africa / Afrique subsaharienne

 

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  • Juma, Pamela A.; Mohamed, Shukri F.; Matanje Mwabomba, Beatrice L.; Ndinda, Catherine; Mapa-Tassou, Clarisse; Oluwasanu, Mojisola; Oladepo, Oladimeji; Abioina, Opeyemi; Nkhata, Misheck J.; Wisdom, Jennifer P.; Mbanya, Jean-Claude (BMC Public Health / Springer Nature, 2018-08)
    The increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in sub-Saharan Africa is causing further burden to the health care systems that are least equipped to deal with the challenge. Countries are developing policies to ...
  • Juma, Pamel A.; Wisdom, Jennifer (BMC Public Health / Springer Nature, 2018-08)
    Non-communicable disease (NCD) are increasing in low and mid income countries (LMICs). The greatest burden of NCDs is from cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers and chronic respiratory illnesses. These four dis- ...
  • Wisdom, Jennifer P.; Juma, Pamela; Mwagomba, Beatrice; Ndinda, Catherine; Mapa-Tassou, Clarisse; Assah, Felix; Nkhata, Mischek; Mohamed, Shukri F.; Oladimeji, Oladepo; Oladunni, Opeyemi; Oluwasanu, Mojisola; Sanni, Saliyou; Mbanya, Jean-Claude; Kyobutungi, Catherine (BMC Public Health / Springer Nature, 2018-08)
    The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, enforced in 2005, was a watershed international treaty that stipulated requirements for signatories to govern the production, sale, distribution, ...
  • Sanni, Saliyou; Hongoro, Charles; Ndinda, Catherine; Wisdom, Jennifer P. (BMC Public Health, Springer Nature, 2018-08)
    Tobacco use is the world’s leading preventable cause of illness and death and the most important risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), particularly cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases (heart attack, ...
  • Ndinda, Catherine; Ndhlovu, Tidings P.; Juma, Pamela; Asiki, Gershim; Kyobutungi, Catherine (BMC Public Health, 2018-08)
    Redressing structural inequality within the South African society in the post-apartheid era became the central focus of the democratic government. Policies on social and economic transformation were guided by the government’s ...
  • Juma, Pamela A.; Mapa-tassou, Clarisse; Mohamed, Shukri F.; Mantanje Mwagomba, Beatrice L.; Ndinda, Catherine; Oluwasanu, Mojisola; Mbanya, Jean-Claude; Nkhata, Misheck J.; Asiki, Gershim; Kyobutungi, Catherine (BMC Publich Health / Springer Nature, 2018-08)
    The rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa requires a multi-sectoral action (MSA) in their prevention and control. This study aimed to generate evidence on the extent of MSA application in NCD prevention policy ...
  • Mwagomba, Lydia Matanje (Malawi ANPPA project / IDRC, 2017-06)
    There is a growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) especially in low and middleincome countries. Major NCDs such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers and chronic lung diseases share risk factors that ...
  • Juma, Pamela; Mohamed, Shukri; Kyobutungi, Catherine (African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) / IDRC, 2017-06)
    This Kenyan case study report is part of a broader study examining the existence of noncommunicable disease prevention policies and the extent to which multi-sectoral approaches were applied in the policy development and ...
  • Ndinda, C.; Hongoro, C. (African Population & Health Research Centre, 2017)
    The Analysis of non-communicable diseases prevention policies in Africa (ANPPA) – A case study of South Africa set out to analyse non-communicable disease (NCD) policies in South Africa. Its particular aims were to: assess ...
  • Oladepo, Oladimeji; Oluwasanu, Mojisola; Abiona, Opeyemi (African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC), 2017-06)
    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are leading threats to human health and development in Nigeria. Africa’s most populous country contributes ...
  • Mapa-Tassou, Clarisse; Bonono, Cecile Rénée; Assah, Felix; Ongolo-Zogo, Pierre; Sobngwi, Eugene; Mbanya, Jean Claude (African Population and Health Center (APHRC0 and International Development Research Centre (IDRC), 2017-12)
    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) currently constitute a serious threat to health worldwide, with the situation expected to worsen if concerted actions are not urgently taken. The World Health Organisation (WHO) identified ...