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Challenges faced by the urban black South Africans in the prevention of non-communicable diseases
(Kamla-Raj Enterprises, 2008)
This paper was conducted to describe some of the circumstances that increases the risk factors for non-communicable diseases amongst the previously disadvantaged South African population. The work presented here is based ...
Chronic non-communicable diseases
(Health Systems Trust, 2008)
This chapter will examine the current actions, including lifestyle measures, for the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases within a South African context. It will also focus on the biological, behavioural ...
Estimating the burden of disease attributable to excess body weight in South Africa in 2000
(South African Medical Association, 2007)
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the burden of disease attributable to excess body weight using the body mass index (BMI), by age and sex, in South Africa in 2000. DESIGN: World Health Organization comparative risk assessment ...
Ability to manage diabetes – community health workers’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs
(SEMDSA (Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of SA), 2006)
BACKGROUND: Diabetes constitutes a significant health problem in South Africa. Early detection and good management can prevent or delay complications, with national guidelines for diabetes treatment now available to ...
Impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on non-communicable disease prevention
(South African Medical Association, 2005-04)
HIV/AIDS continues to ravage sub-Saharan Africa, and in South Africa accounts for 30% of all mortality, making it the leading cause of death. The epidemic has had other negative effects, which have not been fully realised. ...
Prevention of hypertension and diabetes in an urban setting in South Africa: Participatory action research with community health workers
(International Society on Hypertension in Blacks, 2007)
The project aimed to identify factors that contribute to hypertension and diabetes and to design and implement appropriate local interventions to prevent these non-communicable diseases and promote healthy lifestyles. This ...