Reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) has become a global priority. NCDs kill 38 million people each year. Almost three quarters of NCD deaths - 28 million - occur in LMICs. 16 million NCD deaths occur before the age of 70; 82% of these ‘premature’ deaths occur in LMICs.
To help address this, COMDIS have worked with our partner NGOs and ministries of health in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Uganda and Nigeria to develop a NCD care package and train-the-trainer modules. This case study shares our experiences of adapting and piloting the package in Nigeria, and highlights some of the key considerations for other organisations looking to develop a similar intervention in their own country.
This research is an output from the COMDIS-HSD Programme which is led by the University of Leeds
COMDIS. Developing a non-communicable disease (NCD) care package for your country context – experiences from Nigeria. COMDIS-HSD Case Study, (2016).
Published 30 November 2016