AN APPROACH TO DEVELOPING A NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE MODEL OF CARE IN SIERRA LEONE
Paul H. Park
NCDs, approach, model, Sierra Leone
ABSTRACT: Due to the rising and endemic burdens of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in sub-Saharan Africa including Sierra Leone, innovative approaches to developing NCD care models are urgently needed and should leverage on lessons learned from other countries. We discuss an approach that can be used to develop NCD chronic care clinics in Sierra Leone with a focus on task shifting, integrating care, developing an NCD package, developing and standardising guidelines, and piloting and decentralising NCD care to rural areas.