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Volume 18 Supplement 1

Non-communicable disease prevention policies in six sub-Saharan African countries

Research

Publication of this Supplement was funded by the International Development Research Centre. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they were not involved in the peer review process for any article of which they are an author. They declare no other competing interests.

Edited by Pamela A Juma, Jennifer Wisdom and Gershim Asiki.

  1. The increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in sub-Saharan Africa is causing further burden to the health care systems that are least equipped to deal with the challenge. Countries are developing...

    Authors: Pamela A. Juma, Shukri F. Mohamed, Beatrice L. Matanje Mwagomba, Catherine Ndinda, Clarisse Mapa-tassou, Mojisola Oluwasanu, Oladimeji Oladepo, Opeyemi Abiona, Misheck J. Nkhata, Jennifer P. Wisdom and Jean-Claude Mbanya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):961

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2018 18:1112

  2. The rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa requires a multi-sectoral action (MSA) in their prevention and control. This study aimed to generate evidence on the extent of MSA application in NCD prev...

    Authors: Pamela A. Juma, Clarisse Mapa-tassou, Shukri F. Mohamed, Beatrice L. Matanje Mwagomba, Catherine Ndinda, Mojisola Oluwasanu, Jean-Claude Mbanya, Misheck J. Nkhata, Gershim Asiki and Catherine Kyobutungi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):953
  3. The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, enforced in 2005, was a watershed international treaty that stipulated requirements for signatories to govern the production, sale, dist...

    Authors: Jennifer P. Wisdom, Pamela Juma, Beatrice Mwagomba, Catherine Ndinda, Clarisse Mapa-Tassou, Felix Assah, Misheck Nkhata, Shukri F. Mohamed, Oladepo Oladimeji, Opeyemi Oladunni, Mojisola Oluwasanu, Saliyou Sanni, Jean-Claude Mbanya and Catherine Kyobutungi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):954
  4. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the world today. In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) proposed efficient and inexpensive “best buy” interventions for prevention of tobacco use ...

    Authors: Clarisse Mapa-Tassou, Cecile Rénée Bonono, Felix Assah, Jennifer Wisdom, Pamela A. Juma, Jean-Claude Katte, Zakariaou Njoumemi, Pierre Ongolo-Zogo, Leopold K. Fezeu, Eugene Sobngwi and Jean Claude Mbanya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):958
  5. Tobacco use is the world’s leading preventable cause of illness and death and the most important risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), particularly cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases (...

    Authors: Saliyou Sanni, Charles Hongoro, Catherine Ndinda and Jennifer P. Wisdom
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):962
  6. Tobacco use has serious public health implications for both smokers and non-smokers and significant economic implications on health care spending for governments. Tobacco-related deaths are preventable through...

    Authors: Shukri F. Mohamed, Pamela Juma, Gershim Asiki and Catherine Kyobutungi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):960
  7. Tobacco use is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases and policy formulation on tobacco is expected to engrain international guidelines. This paper describes the historical development of tobacco co...

    Authors: Oladimeji Oladepo, Mojisola Oluwasanu and Opeyemi Abiona
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):959
  8. Redressing structural inequality within the South African society in the post-apartheid era became the central focus of the democratic government. Policies on social and economic transformation were guided by ...

    Authors: Catherine Ndinda, Tidings P. Ndhlovu, Pamela Juma, Gershim Asiki and Catherine Kyobutungi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):956
  9. Harmful use of alcohol is one of the most common risk factors for Non-Communicable Diseases and other health conditions such as injuries. World Health Organization has identified highly cost-effective interven...

    Authors: Beatrice L. Matanje Mwagomba, Misheck J. Nkhata, Alex Baldacchino, Jennifer Wisdom and Bagrey Ngwira
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18(Suppl 1):957

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