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Integrated care for human immunodeficiency virus, diabetes and hypertension in Africa

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Garrib, Anupam ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2305-3749, Birungi, Josephine, Lesikari, Sokoine, Namakoola, Ivan, Njim, Tsi, Cuevas, Luis ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6581-0587, Niessen, Louis ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8639-5191, Mugisha, Kenneth, Mutungi, Gerald, Mghamba, Janneth, Ramaiya, Kaushik, Jaffar, Shabbar ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9615-1588, Mfinanga, Sayoki and Nyirenda, Moffat (2018) 'Integrated care for human immunodeficiency virus, diabetes and hypertension in Africa'. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol 113, Issue 12, pp. 809-812.

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Abstract

The rising burden from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) poses a huge challenge for health care delivery in Africa, where health systems are already struggling with the long-term care requirements for the millions of people now on antiretroviral therapy requiring regular visits to health facilities for monitoring, adherence support and drugs. The HIV chronic disease management programme is comparatively well-funded, well-organised and well-informed and offers many insights and opportunities for the expansion of NCD prevention and treatment services. Some degree of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and NCD service integration is essential, but how to do this without risking the HIV treatment gains is unclear. Both HIV and NCD services must expand within a resource-constrained environment and policymakers are in urgent need of evidence to guide cost-effective and acceptable changes in these health services.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV Infections > WC 503 Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. HIV infections
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV Infections > WC 503.2 Therapy
WG Cardiovascular System > WG 100 General works
WK Endocrine System > WK 810 Diabetes mellitus
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/try098
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 08:45
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 11:51
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/9454

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