Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus and Task Shifting in Their Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

  title={Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus and Task Shifting in Their Management in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Alain Lekoubou and Paschal Kum Awah and L{\'e}opold Fezeu and Eugene Sobngwi and Andre Pascal Kengne},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
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… CONTINUE READING
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