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n South African Medical Journal - Cardiovascular medicine in primary healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa : minimum standards for practice (part 2) : CME - guest editorial

Volume 106, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
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Abstract

In the past decades sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has witnessed urbanisation at unparalleled rates of increase, together with changing lifestyles. The consequence of this epidemiological transition has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), in particular cardiovascular disease (CVD). At the same time social disintegration and inequality, compounded by the dwindling economy in many countries in SSA, have seriously hindered a cohesive response to NCDs. Moreover, infections remain rife and many societies in SSA have to contend with the twin epidemics of both communicable diseases and NCDs.

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2016-02-01
2017-06-25

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