Treating endemic non-communicable diseases (NCD) is a global health priority. Members of this community share effective approaches to combating NCDs in poor populations everywhere.

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Gene Bukhman
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity; Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; Partners In Health - PIH
Ziad Khatib
McGill University

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Infection Prevention and Control

By Banele Senatla on 05 Mar 2015 0 Replies

Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases are some of the major threats to life on the planet. Current concerns on outbreaks of resistant organisms are also driven by multiple factors of globalisation. The quest for livelihoods and trade, as well as…

RE : Re: Patient Education in a developing economy

By KALIMA NZANZU on 28 Feb 2015 3 Replies

You are right we should give more time on educating our patient. Chronic diseases aren t welcomed from patients and herborists just convince them that they have medicines which will cure they diseases and these patients adhere easily to herborists…

Patient Education in a developing economy

By Regina Agbulu on 28 Feb 2015 1 Recommendation 20 Replies

Management of endemic NCD like hypertension, diabetes etc in a developing economy like Nigeria has a lot of challenges which bother on poverty, non-adherence to medications, poor hospital attendance and a heavy reliance on traditional practices. Patient…

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shamaila zulqurnain

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Fatima Memorial Hospital

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Banele Senatla

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University of Pretoria

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South Africa

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J-Lynne Brown

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United States