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|Title: ||Diabetes prevention and control: a strategy for the WHO African region: Report of the Regional Director|
|Authors: ||World Health Organization. Regional Office for Africa|
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||World Health Organization. Regional Office for Africa|
|Place of publication: ||Brazzaville|
|Abstract: ||Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia which requires lifelong
treatment. Its prevalence in Africa varies between 1% and 20%. Type 2 diabetes, which is the most
common form, can be life threatening due to its complications, particularly, cardiovascular diseases.
It constitutes a serious public health problem.
2. Diabetes, like other noncommunicable diseases in the Region, receives lower attention than it
deserves, despite its social, human and economic costs. Few countries have national programmes
and basic facilities that are appropriate for the control of diabetes.
3. The present strategy urges Member States to evaluate the magnitude of diabetes and identify
and improve areas of intervention in terms of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention activities.|
|Description: ||Regional Committee for Africa Fifty-seventh session
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 27–31 August 2007|
|Subject: ||Diabetes Mellitus|
Regional Health Planning
|Context: ||prevention and control|
|Gov't Doc #: ||AFR/RC57/7|
|Appears in Collections:||Regional Committee for Africa|
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