Journal article

Public health and health systems: implications for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes in south Asia.

Andrew P Hills, Anoop Misra, Jason MR Gill, Nuala M Byrne, Mario J Soares, Ambady Ramachandran, Latha Palaniappan, Steven J Street, Ranil Jayawardena, Kamlesh Khunti, Ross Arena

Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol | Published : 2018

Abstract

Many non-communicable chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, are highly prevalent, costly, and largely preventable. The prevention and management of type 2 diabetes in south Asia requires a combination of lifestyle changes and long-term health-care management. However, public health and health-care systems in south Asian countries face serious challenges, including the need to provide services to many people with inadequate resources, and substantial between-population and within-population inequalities. In this Series paper, we explore the importance and particular challenges of public health and health systems in south Asian countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and ..

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