Journal article

Implementing Prevention Interventions for Non-Communicable Diseases within the Primary Health Care System in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

S Kane, S Abimbola, JAR Koot, EI Okpetu

Journal of Community Medicine and Primary Health Care | African Journals Online | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: Nigeria as well as other low and middle-income countries have double burden of communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases (NCD). This study examined the implementation of the NCD component of the National Minimum Health Care Package in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory where the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension is increasing. Methods: This descriptive study was organised along two lines of inquiry: document review (guidelines, policies, programme documents and services records in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria) and a qualitative study (focus group discussions with community representatives and frontline health workers, interviews with health program mana..

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