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July 3, 2018

From HIV prevention to non-communicable disease health promotion efforts in sub-Saharan Africa: A Narrative Review

Region: Africa Scientific publication Reorienting the model of care, Creating an enabling environment Source: Journal of the Internatonal AIDS

Although HIV/NCD integration can improve effectiveness of preventive services at individual and community levels, potential public health impact of such approaches remain unknown as reach, adoptability, and sustainability of both integrated and nonintegrated NCD BCC approaches published to date have not been well characterized. So the aim of this study was to synthesize published literature on noncommunicable disease (NCD) behavior change communication (BCC) interventions in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) among persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and in the general population to inform efforts to adopt similar HIV and NCD BCC intervention activities.