Non-communicable diseases case study in South Africa

While non-communicable diseases (NCDs) affect both women and men in a setting like Khayelitsha (an urban township of Cape Town, South Africa), there are particular factors that need to be considered with respect to the way in which this burden of disease impacts on the health of women and girls in such contexts.

This case study examined an intervention, implemented in 2001 by the School of Public Health at University of the Western Cape (UWC), which aimed to address the burden of NCDs in a low-resource area of Khayelitsha. The intervention involved working with community health workers and engaging them as change agents to reach out in this community to address NCDs. 

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A case study of community-level intervention for non-communicable diseases in Khayelitsha, Cape Town

T.R. Puoane, L. Tsolekile, D. Sanders 2013

While NCDs affect both women and men in a setting like Khayelitsha (an urban township of Cape Town), there are particular factors that need to be considered with respect to the way in which this burden of disease impacts on the health of women and girls in such contexts.

This document presents a case study of an intervention, implemented in 2001 by the School of Public Health at University of the Western Cape (UWC), which aimed to address the burden of NCDs in a low-resource area of Khayelitsha. The intervention involved working with community health workers and engaging them as change agents to reach out in this community to address NCDs.

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Researcher Thandi Puoane on NCDs in South Africa

Professor Thandi Puoane from the University of the Western Cape, discusses the challenges of addressing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in South Africa

Poster presentation at City Health International 2014

The City Health International 2014 conference took place in Amsterdam on November 3rd-4th. At this conference, we presented a poster highlighting the research from The Case Study of Community-Level Intervention for Non-Communicable Diseases in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.