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Chronic disease management in Sub-Saharan Africa: whose business is it?

Bischoff, Alexander and Ekoe, Tetanye and Perone, Nicolas and Slama, Slim and Loutan, Louis. (2009) Chronic disease management in Sub-Saharan Africa: whose business is it? International journal of environmental research and public health, Vol. 6, H. 8. pp. 2258-2270.

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Abstract

Public health specialists and clinicians alike agree that Humanity faces a global pandemic of chronic diseases in the 21(st) century. In this article we discuss the implications of this pandemic on another global issue, the health workforce. Because both issues are particularly acute in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), we will focus on this region and use Cameroon as a case in point. We first gauge the epidemic of chronic conditions in SSA. We then discuss the implications of chronic conditions for the reshaping of health systems and the health workforce. We conclude by making a strong case for the building up and strengthening the health workforce, insisting on the crucial role of nurses, their training, and involvement in chronic disease management.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Institut für Pflegewissenschaft
UniBasel Contributors:Bischoff, Alexander
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
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