Adapting the DOTS Framework for Tuberculosis Control to the Management of Non-Communicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa

@inproceedings{Harries2008AdaptingTD,
  title={Adapting the DOTS Framework for Tuberculosis Control to the Management of Non-Communicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Anthony D Harries and Andreas Jahn and Rony R Z Zachariah and Donald A. Enarson},
  booktitle={PLoS medicine},
  year={2008}
}
The Challenge of Managing NonCommunicable Diseases in SubSaharan Africa In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), communicable diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria, are still responsible for the greatest burden of morbidity and mortality [1]. However, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are becoming a significant burden [1]. The Global Burden of Disease Study, conducted in 2001, showed that 20% of deaths in SSA were due to NCDs [2], and this burden is predicted to rise to 40% by 2020… CONTINUE READING
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