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Africa's chronic disease burden: local and global perspectives

Guest Editors: Dr Ama de-Graft Aikins (University of Cambridge), Prof Nigel Unwin (University of Newcastle), Dr Charles Agyemang (University of Amsterdam), Prof Pascale Allotey (Monash University), Prof Catherine Campbell (London School of Economics and Political Science), Dr Daniel K. Arhinful (University of Ghana) Editor-in-Chief: Dr Emma Pitchforth.

  1. Commentary

    Tackling Africa's chronic disease burden: from the local to the global

    Africa faces a double burden of infectious and chronic diseases. While infectious diseases still account for at least 69% of deaths on the continent, age specific mortality rates from chronic diseases as a who...

    Ama de-Graft Aikins, Nigel Unwin, Charles Agyemang, Pascale Allotey, Catherine Campbell and Daniel Arhinful

    Globalization and Health 2010 6:5

    Published on: 19 April 2010

  2. Review

    An overview of cardiovascular risk factor burden in sub-Saharan African countries: a socio-cultural perspective

    Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries are currently experiencing one of the most rapid epidemiological transitions characterized by increasing urbanization and changing lifestyle factors. This has resulted in an...

    Rhonda BeLue, Titilayo A Okoror, Juliet Iwelunmor, Kelly D Taylor, Arnold N Degboe, Charles Agyemang and Gbenga Ogedegbe

    Globalization and Health 2009 5:10

    Published on: 22 September 2009

  3. Review

    A review of co-morbidity between infectious and chronic disease in Sub Saharan Africa: TB and Diabetes Mellitus, HIV and Metabolic Syndrome, and the impact of globalization

    Africa is facing a rapidly growing chronic non-communicable disease burden whilst at the same time experiencing continual high rates of infectious disease. It is well known that some infections increase the ri...

    Fiona Young, Julia A Critchley, Lucy K Johnstone and Nigel C Unwin

    Globalization and Health 2009 5:9

    Published on: 14 September 2009

  4. Research

    "I washed and fed my mother before going to school": Understanding the psychosocial well-being of children providing chronic care for adults affected by HIV/AIDS in Western Kenya

    With improved accessibility to life-prolonging antiretroviral therapy, the treatment and care requirements of people living with HIV and AIDS resembles that of more established chronic diseases. As an increasi...

    Morten Skovdal and Vincent O Ogutu

    Globalization and Health 2009 5:8

    Published on: 23 August 2009

  5. Review

    Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and established risk factors among populations of sub-Saharan African descent in Europe: a literature review

    Most European countries are ethnically and culturally diverse. Globally, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death. The major risk factors for CVD have been well established. This picture hold...

    Charles Agyemang, Juliet Addo, Raj Bhopal, Ama de Graft Aikins and Karien Stronks

    Globalization and Health 2009 5:7

    Published on: 11 August 2009