Hypertension, diabetes mellitus and task shifting in their management in sub-Saharan Africa

Alain Lekoubou, Paschal Awah, Leopold Fezeu, Eugene Sobngwi, Andre Pascal Kengne

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Abstract

Chronic diseases are becoming increasingly important in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The current density and distribution of health workforce suggest that SSA cannot respond to the growing demand for chronic disease care, together with the frequent infectious diseases. Innovative approaches are therefore needed to rapidly expand the health workforce. In this article, we discuss the evidences in support of nurse-led strategies for chronic disease management in SSA, with a focus on hypertension and diabetes mellitus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-363
Number of pages11
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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