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Lack of focus on cardiovascular disease in sub-Saharan Africa

  
@article{CDT103,
	author = {Ana Olga Mocumbi},
	title = {Lack of focus on cardiovascular disease in sub-Saharan Africa},
	journal = {Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy},
	volume = {2},
	number = {1},
	year = {2012},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Research into cardiovascular disease in Sub-Saharan Africa has been hampered by lack of funding and expertise. However, hospital- and community-based data reveal high economic and social costs of these diseases to the national health services and the communities, with the region facing a mixed burden of diseases related to poverty and infections, emergence of risk factors and diseases of affluence, as well as new cardiovascular problems caused by the HIV/AIDS epidemics. The availability of echocardiography has raised the profile of these conditions in sub-Saharan Africa, stimulating several projects led by local cardiologists under the umbrella of the Pan-African Society of Cardiology. This research may help to overcome the lack of focus on cardiovascular diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as increase the awareness of the public and policymakers on the burden of cardiovascular diseases.},
	issn = {2223-3660},	url = {http://cdt.amegroups.com/article/view/103}
}