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The roles of community health workers in management of non-communicable diseases in an urban township
(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2014)
BACKGROUND: Community health workers (CHWs) are increasingly being recognised as a crucial part of the health workforce in South Africa and other parts of the world. CHWs have taken on a variety of roles, including community ...
Study protocol for the SMART2D adaptive implementation trial: a cluster randomised trial comparing facility-only care with integrated facility and community care to improve type 2 diabetes outcomes in Uganda, South Africa and Sweden
(BMJ Publishing Group, 2018)
INTRODUCTION Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is increasingly contributing to the global burden of disease. Health systems in most parts of the world are struggling to diagnose and manage T2D, especially in low-income and ...
The roles, training and knowledge of community health workers about diabetes and hypertension in Khayelitsha, Cape Town
BACKGROUND: The current roles and capacity of community health workers (CHWs) in the management and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) remain poorly understood. Objectives: To assess CHWs’ current roles, training ...
Diet-related non-communicable diseases in South Africa: determinants and policy responses
(Health Systems Trust (HST), 2016)
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death globally and they are on the rise both in low- and middle-income countries, with South Africa being no exception. Implicated in this upward trend in the country ...
Consumption patterns of street food consumers in Cape Town
(South African Association of Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences (SAAFECS)., 2016)
Street foods (SF) contribute significantly to the diet of people living in low- and middle-income countries, however there is a paucity of data on consumption patterns of SF. Since many South Africans consume SF regularly, ...
“Feeding a child slowly:” a responsive feeding behavior component likely to reduce stunting: Population-based observations from rural Zambia
(Taylor & Francis, 2017)
Zambia has a very high prevalence of stunting (40%). Child feeding behaviors such as “feeding the child slowly” are now receiving attention in addressing child undernutrition, particularly stunting. A study was undertaken ...