Delivery of diabetes care in rural Ethiopia: an experience from Gondar.

@article{Watkins2003DeliveryOD,
  title={Delivery of diabetes care in rural Ethiopia: an experience from Gondar.},
  author={Peter J. Watkins and Shitaye Alemu},
  journal={Ethiopian medical journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={9-17}
}
Diabetes is an increasing health problem in African countries. This study was undertaken to ascertain differences in the demography of diabetes in rural and urban populations, and to assess mortality, following a programme aiming to decentralise care to Health Centres nearer to patient's homes. The study population comprised 871 diabetic patients registered in Gondar between June 1995 and August 2000. Four hundred and thirty two were town residents and 439 came from remote rural areas. Most of… CONTINUE READING