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Department of Internal Medicine and Specialities, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon

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Cerebrovascular Unit, Hôpital Neurologique Pierre Wertheimer, Hospices Civils de Lyon, France

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Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon

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Department of Nutritional Epidemiology, French Institute of Health and Medical Research, Bobigny, France

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The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Australia





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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. View Full-Text

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





Author: Alain Lekoubou 1,2, Paschal Awah 3, Leopold Fezeu 4, Eugene Sobngwi 1 and Andre Pascal Kengne 5,*

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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