Nov. 9, 2020 Africa
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How well are non-communicable disease services being integrated into primary health care in Africa: A review of progress against World Health Organization’s African regional targets
In Africa, mortality due to NCDs is projected to overtake the combined mortality from communicable, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional diseases by 2030. To address this growing NCD burden, PHC systems will require substantial re-orientation. In this tudy published, researchers reviewed progress of African countries towards integrating essential NCD services into PHC. The study found that no country met all the recommended indicators to integrate NCD services into PHC, and seven countries met none of the indicators.