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Building Strong Primary Health Care to Tackle the Growing Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in Nepal.

Gyawali, B., Khanal, P., Mishra, S.R., Van Teijlingen, E. and Meyrowitsch, D.W., 2020. Building Strong Primary Health Care to Tackle the Growing Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in Nepal. Global Health Action, 13 (1), 1788262.

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DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2020.1788262

Abstract

Nepal is currently facing a double burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and communicable diseases, with rising trends of NCDs. This situation will add great pressure to already fragile health systems and pose a major challenge to the country’s development unless urgent action is taken. While the primary health care approach offers a common platform to effectively address NCDs through preventive and curative interventions, yet its potential is not fully tapped in Nepal. In line with the Alma-Ata and Astana declarations, we propose an integrated approach for Nepal, and other low-and middle-income countries, including six key reforms to enhance the primary care response to the increasing burden of NCDs

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1654-9880
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nepal ; Non-communicable disease ; health care ; Health services ; health system ; primary care
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:34224
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:29 Jun 2020 13:26
Last Modified:22 Jul 2020 13:19

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