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Community Health Workers: An Underappreciated Asset to Tackle NCD

Authors:

Jordan D. Jarvis ,

Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network, Global, Boston, MA, US
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Ishu Kataria,

Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network, Global, Boston, MA, US; University of Delhi, New Delhi, IN
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Mellany Murgor,

Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network, Global, Boston, MA, US
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Lilian Mbau

Amref Health Africa in Kenya, Nairobi, KE
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Abstract

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  • NCD are an urgent social, economic, and health issue, and we need solutions at the community level to tackle them.
  • There is dearth of skilled health force to tackle the challenges posed by NCD.
  • Training and empowering community health workers present a secret weapon to combating NCD.
How to Cite: Jarvis JD, Kataria I, Murgor M, Mbau L. Community Health Workers: An Underappreciated Asset to Tackle NCD. Global Heart. 2016;11(4):455–7. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gheart.2016.10.004
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Published on 01 Dec 2016.

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