Community based management of non-communicable diseases (COBIN)

Research November 21, 2017
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While communicable diseases appeared to decline, we are observing rapid increase of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors in many low and middle-income countries including Nepal. Majority of the people living in such countries could not afford highly expensive treatment of non-communicable diseases. Among such diseases, hypertension confers the highest attributable risk to mortality and morbidity from cardiovascular disease. For example, people with high blood pressure should take their medicine everyday. How people can afford such expensive treatment whose income is even less than a dollar a day? So, we need something, which will be accessible and affordable to everyone. Thus NEDS is implementing a project, “Community-based management of non-communicable diseases (COBIN) in Nepal” in collaboration with Center for Global Health, Aarhus University.