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 presents findings from the Cameroon Essential Health Intervention Project (CENHIP), which piloted nurse-led clinics at the primary health care level for the management of NCDs, including asthma, epilepsy, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. In addition to the published analysis of the pilot clinics and accompanying nurse training program, the authors include example patient forms and assessment tools that were used through the program.
The H3Africa report discusses problems and solutions for population-based research to better understand the genomic variations in disease for sub-Saharan African populations. Research priorities proposed for NCDs include sickle cell disease, CVD, diabetes, and cancer, originally for consideration by the National Institutes for Health (NIH) and Wellcome Trust.