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.
In this policy brief, authors discuss the burden of congenital heart disease, outlines the challenges surrounding pediatric cardiac services in low-income countries, and calls on the international community to include childhood heart disease in the in upcoming Sustainable Development agenda. The brief also highlights the work of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) in Kochi, India.
This article emphasizes the need to include poverty-related risk factors in strategies to reduce the noncommunicable disease burden in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically focusing on cardiovascular diseases present in low-resource settings.