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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. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of chronic non-communicable disease, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), is rising worldwide. In Africa, T2DM is primarily affecting those living in urban areas and increasingly affecting t...

    Authors: Marie Kolling, Kirsty Winkley and Mette von Deden

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:8

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    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...

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

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:5

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  3. Content type: Research

    The Global Movement for Mental Health has brought renewed attention to the neglect of people with mental illness within health policy worldwide. The maltreatment of the mentally ill in many low-income countries i...

    Authors: Ursula M Read, Edward Adiibokah and Solomon Nyame

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:13

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  4. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:10

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  5. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:9

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  6. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Morten Skovdal and Vincent O Ogutu

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:8

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  7. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:7

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