Searching with a thematic focus on Non-Communicable Diseases, Health
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- DocumentAfrican Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2011In South Africa, high levels of overweight/obesity have been documented among adults. There is also some evidence of high levels of overweight/obesity in children and adolescents.Document
A community-based intervention for primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases in the slums of Nairobi: the SCALE UP study protocol for a prospective quasi-experimental community-based trialAfrican Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2013The burden of cardiovascular disease is rising in sub-Saharan Africa with hypertension being the main risk factor. However, context-specific evidence on effective interventions for primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases in resource-poor settings is limited.DocumentAfrican Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2013Air pollution is among the leading global risks for mortality and responsible for increasing risk for chronic diseases. Community perceptions on exposure are critical in determining people’s response and acceptance of related policies. Therefore, understanding people’s perception is critical in informing the design of appropriate intervention measures.DocumentAfrican Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2013The increase in cardiovascular diseases in sub-Saharan Africa has been attributed in part to the changes in lifestyle, and the prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease is higher among urban populations than among nonurban populations.DocumentAfrican Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2009Obesity is a well recognised risk factor for various chronic diseases such ascardiovascular diseases, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to shed light on the patterns of overweight and obesity in sub-Saharan Africa, with special interest in differences between the urban poor and the urban non-poor.Document
The burden of disease profile of residents of Nairobi's slums: results from a Demographic Surveillance SystemAfrican Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2008With increasing urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa and poor economic performance, the growth of slums is unavoidable. About 71% of urban residents in Kenya live in slums. Slums are characteristically unplanned, under served by social services, and their residents are largely underemployed and poor.Document
midterm analytical review of performance of the Uganda health sector strategic and investment plan 2010/11-2014/15, volume 2African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2013The Uganda Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan (HSSIP) (2010/11-2014/15) is the key Ministry of Health document to guide the health sector. It is the sector’s comprehensive national plan and provides the guiding framework for the detailed planning and implementation of health sector activities.Document
A case study of community-level intervention for non-communicable diseases in Khayelitsha, Cape TownInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2013While NCDs affect both women and men in a setting like Khayelitsha (an urban township of Cape Town), there are particular factors that need to be considered with respect to the way in which this burden of disease impacts on the health of women and girls in such contexts.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2014This thematic review examines the literature focuses on a range of health challenges faced in particular by women and girls living in low-income urban settlements in expanding cities in Kenya and South Africa.Document
Emerging Trends in Biomedicine and Health Technology Innovation: addressing the global challenge of Alzheimer'sOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2013The economic and social impact of chronic brain disorders (CBD) such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative diseases will become the number one public-health problem worldwide, directly affecting 100 million people by 2050.