This commentary discusses of the impact of COVID-19 on type 1 diabetes (T1D) care in low-middle income countries (LMICs), due to the exacerbations of COVID on access to insulin, blood glucose monitoring, and availability of expert clinical care. Through various country examples, the authors describes these challenges and their evolving responses.
Based on 10 years of nurse-led heart failure care at integrated noncommunicable disease clinics at rural district hospitals in Rwanda, this article details the first medium-term survival outcomes from the district-level.
This study examines the cost of organizing integrated nurse-driven, physician-supervised chronic care for more severe NCDs at an outpatient specialty clinic associated with a district hospital in rural Rwanda. This study concludes that high levels of service for severe, chronic diseases are achievable at a relatively low cost for lower income countries.
This article provides a case study of an integrated chronic care clinic in Neno District, Malawi that utilizes a robust HIV program as a platform for NCD screening and treatment, providing longitudinal care for patients with an array of chronic diseases including HIV and common NCDs.
This article reviews the funding landscape of NCDs to date, showcasing the key NCD funders globally and articulating the reasons donors shy away from making major investments in NCD prevention and control. The author, Rachel Nugent, offers actionable next steps for the global health community going into the UN High Level Meeting in 2018.
Despite over 45 years of recognition as a public health concern, chronic diseases remain largely sidelined in donor financing and academic pursuits. This article explores this relationship and offers next steps for the emergence of relevant global public health.
In this cross-sectional qualitative study, authors assess existing monitoring and evaluation tools developed for HIV care in Ethiopia and analyze how these tools might be adapted to support NCD services in the country.
Published by CRONICAS in 2014, this report identifies barriers to access to medication and care for patients with arterial hypertension and diabetes in Peru, and is a commentary on fostering responsive policies that strengthen the Peruvian health system.
This commentary, published in the American Journal of Public Health in 2016, discusses how primary care can be redesigned to tackle the global epidemic of NCDs in low and middle income countries, and highlights primary care as a primary platform for a comprehensive health system response to NCDs.