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dc.creatorOwopetu, Oluwatomi
dc.creatorFasehun, Luther-King
dc.creatorAbakporo, Uzoma
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-29T18:20:47Z
dc.date.available2021-03-29T18:20:47Z
dc.date.issued2021-02-12
dc.identifier.citationOwopetu, O., Fasehun, L.-K., & Abakporo, U. (2021). COVID-19: implications for NCDs and the continuity of care in Sub-Saharan Africa. Global Health Promotion. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757975921992693
dc.identifier.issn1757-9759
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/6240
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/6258
dc.description.abstractThere has been a rise in non-communicable diseases (NCD) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), driven by westernization, urbanization and unhealthy lifestyles. The prevalence of NCDs and their risk factors vary considerably in SSA between countries and the various sub-populations. A study documented the prevalence of stroke ranging from 0.07 to 0.3%, diabetes mellitus from 0 to 16%, hypertension from 6 to 48%, obesity from 0.4 to 43%, and current smoking from 0.4 to 71%. The numbers of these NCD cases are predicted to rise over the next decade. However, in the context of a global pandemic such as COVID-19, with the rising cases, lockdowns and deaths recorded worldwide, many people living with NCDs may find accessing care more difficult. The majority of the available resources on the subcontinent have been diverted to focus on the ongoing pandemic. This has caused interruptions in care, complication management, drug pick-up alongside the almost neglected silent NCD epidemic, with major consequences for the health system post the COVID-19 era. We explore the issues surrounding the continuity of care and offer some solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa.
dc.format.extent4 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofCOVID-19 Research
dc.relation.haspartGlobal Health Promotion
dc.relation.isreferencedbySAGE Publications
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.subjectCOVID-19
dc.subjectChronic disease/non-communicable disease
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africa
dc.titleCOVID-19: implications for NCDs and the continuity of care in Sub-Saharan Africa
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dc.type.genreJournal article
dc.description.departmentEpidemiology and Biostatistics
dc.relation.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/1757975921992693
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dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University. College of Public Health
dc.temple.creatorFasehun, Luther-King
refterms.dateFOA2021-03-29T18:20:47Z


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