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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(2), 353-363; doi:10.3390/ijerph7020353
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Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus and Task Shifting in Their Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Received: 9 December 2009; Accepted: 23 January 2010 / Published: 27 January 2010
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Abstract: 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 diabetes mellitus.
Keywords: chronic diseases; hypertension; diabetes; task shifting; nurse-led care; sub-Saharan Africa chronic diseases; hypertension; diabetes; task shifting; nurse-led care; sub-Saharan Africa
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Lekoubou, A.; Awah, P.; Fezeu, L.; Sobngwi, E.; Kengne, A.P. Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus and Task Shifting in Their Management in Sub-Saharan Africa. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 353-363.

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Lekoubou A, Awah P, Fezeu L, Sobngwi E, Kengne AP. Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus and Task Shifting in Their Management in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(2):353-363.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Lekoubou, Alain; Awah, Paschal; Fezeu, Leopold; Sobngwi, Eugene; Kengne, Andre Pascal. 2010. "Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus and Task Shifting in Their Management in Sub-Saharan Africa." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 2: 353-363.


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