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dc.contributor.authorTemu, Florence
dc.contributor.authorLeonhardt, Marcus
dc.contributor.authorCarter, Jane
dc.contributor.authorThiam, Sylla
dc.identifier.citationTemu, F., Leonhardt, M.D., Carter, J., & Thiam, S. (2014). Integration of non-communicable diseases in health care: tackling the double burden of disease in African settings. The Pan African Medical Journal, 18.en_US
dc.identifier.otherDOI: 10.11604/pamj.2014.18.202.4086
dc.description© Sylla Thiam et al. The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.description.abstractSub-Saharan African countries now face the double burden of Non Communicable and Communicable Diseases. This situation represents a major threat to fragile health systems and emphasises the need for innovative integrative approaches to health care delivery. Health services need to be reorganised to address populations' needs holistically and effectively leverage resources in already resource-limited settings. Access and delivery of quality health care should be reinforced and implemented at primary health care level within the framework of health system strengthening. Competencies need to be developed around services provided rather than specific diseases. New models of integration within the health sector and other sectors should be explored and further evidence generated to inform policy and practice to combat the double burden.en_US
dc.subjectNon-communicable diseasesen_US
dc.subjectHealth careen_US
dc.subjectBurden of diseaseen_US
dc.titleIntegration of Non-communicable Diseases in Health Care: Tackling the Double Burden of Disease in African Settingsen_US

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