A rapid assessment of a community health worker pilot programme to improve the management of hypertension and diabetes in Emfuleni sub-district of Gauteng Province, South Africa

@inproceedings{Ndou2013ARA,
  title={A rapid assessment of a community health worker pilot programme to improve the management of hypertension and diabetes in Emfuleni sub-district of Gauteng Province, South Africa},
  author={Tshipfuralo Ndou and Greer van Zyl and Salamina Hlahane and Jane Goudge},
  booktitle={Global health action},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Non-communicable diseases (NCD) and infectious chronic illnesses are recognised as significant contributing factors to the burden of disease globally, specifically in South Africa, yet clinical management is often poor. The involvement of community health workers (CHWs) in TB and HIV care in South Africa, and other low- and middle-income settings, suggests that they could make an important contribution in the management of NCDs. OBJECTIVES Using a rapid assessment, this study… CONTINUE READING
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