Released by The Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion (The Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission) in September 2020, this landmark report highlights key findings and recommendations demonstrating the magnitude and pattern of the NCDI burden in several low and low-middle income countries (LLMICs) in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia as well as emphasizing the disparities existing in care and resources available for NCDs and injuries.
In this article, authors examine the epidemiology, health implications, and economic burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in low-income countries, and review cost-effective interventions and funding needed to address CKD in these regions.
This article assesses the success of a peritoneal dialysis intervention for acute kidney injury (AKI) in Tanzania, and discusses common challenges faced to provide acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease (CKD) care in resource-limited settings, especially when little is known about disease prevalence.
This article discusses the challenges of providing treatment for diseases such as acute kidney injury (AKI) in Africa, that require specialist services and expensive therapies such as dialysis. Using the experiences of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), the authors discuss effective solutions for addressing these challenges in developing regions - such as nephrology training programs, continuing medical education activities for physicians, and community screening projects.
Supported by Duke, this systematic review and meta analysis investigates the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in sub-Saharan Africa and advocates for better data on burden of NCDs in the region.
This commentary uses a patient case to illustrate the structural barriers restricting access to diabetes treatment in low and middle-income countries, and advocates for the need for surgical interventions to address life-threatening complications of diabetes in these patient populations.
This book was written to guide district-level health care providers and policy makers designing a health system for care of NCDs in very low-income populations, based on the experiences and collaboration between Partners In Health and the Rwandan Ministry of Health.