The Lancet Noncommunicable Disease and Injury Poverty Commission (NCDI Poverty Commission: www.ncdipoverty.org) was set up in late 2015 and is due to report later this year. Set up to ‘reframe’ understandings of NCDs and injuries around the vulnerabilities of the ‘poorest billion’, it stems in part from a recognition that of the inadequacies of existing frameworks and their inability to account for the experience of NCDs in many parts of the ‘global south’. One of the countries involved in the Commission is Malawi, and so I have been following the work of the commissioners there as they review existing data and pull together ideas for a new government strategy on NCDs. An outline of their work was recently published in the Malawi Medical Journal, Volume 29, No.2, June 2017.
Recent blog posts
- Community perceptions on the role of sexual activity on stroke: a qualitative study exploring the views of Ghanaian local community residents 11 June 2019
- Improving Stroke Rehabilitation in Ghana 5 March 2019
- Hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control in Ghanaian population 9 November 2018