Improving data to reduce the burden of disease--lessons from the Western Cape.

@article{Naledi2009ImprovingDT,
  title={Improving data to reduce the burden of disease--lessons from the Western Cape.},
  author={Tracey Naledi and Keith C Househam and P. J. Groenewald and Debbie Bradshaw and Jonathan E. Myers},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2009},
  volume={99 9},
  pages={
          641-2
        }
}
The Western Cape Provincial Government initiated the collaborative Burden of Disease (BOD) Reduction Project to reduce its burden of disease and promote equity in health. 1 This shift in thinking from facilities to a population-based approach to health demonstrates increased awareness about the crucial role of upstream factors on population health. It resonates with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) Commission on Social Determinants of Health, 2 which highlights three… CONTINUE READING

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