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Press Release: 2017 NextGen Leaders Workshop for NCDs

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This year's NextGen Leaders workshop on NCDs under the theme Accelerating Advocacy & Accountability for Non-Communicable Diseases in East Africa is NOW LIVE (May 5-7), at La Palisse Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda.

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NextGen Leaders Workshop for NCDs

Press Release: 2017 NextGen Leaders Workshop for NCDs
Press Release: 2017 NextGen Leaders Workshop for NCDs

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The changing trend of cardiovascular disease in Ethiopia:

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https://www.dovepress.com/the-changing-trend-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-its-clinical-characte-peer-reviewed-article-VHRM. 

 

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The changing trend of cardiovascular disease in Ethiopia:

 “From rheumatic heart disease to hypertensive heart disease.”

In recent decades, there has been significant epidemiological transition of NCDs, particularly CVDs in developing countries, due to factors related to diet, sedentary lifestyle and longevity of the general population. Despite the rise of NCDs, the full attention of these countries was in combating the communicable diseases. There is paucity of data on the changing trend and clinical characteristics of CVD in Africa, specially, in Ethiopia. In light of this, a recent study revealed the epidemiological shift of CVDs in last decades in Ethiopia. According to this study findings, Hypertension was found to be the most frequent CVD followed by HF, and hypertensive heart disease was the leading cause of cardiac diseases. However, the incidence of rheumatic heart disease has declined due in part to the accessibility of secondary prophylaxis. In addition, poor cardiovascular outcome was observed in rural regions and in patients with comorbid medical condition. Hence, a due attention should be given to improve outcomes in rural dwellers.

The changing trend of cardiovascular disease in Ethiopia:
The changing trend of cardiovascular disease in Ethiopia:

Adequate Cancer Pain Management for a better quality of life of cancer patients

In the next issue of pain research and management journal (In press), the YP-CDN members of Ethiopia (Gondar Chapter), Eyob Alemayehu and Henok Getachew have done a preliminary assessment of pain management adequacy and pain interference in the quality of life of patients living with cancer who visited Oncology Unit, Gondar University Hospital. We know that Cancer is one of the non communicable diseases (NCDs) becoming an increasing public health burden for Ethiopia. Pain is among the most common of symptoms in patients with cancer. Hence, we aimed to assess cancer pain prevalence, cancer pain interference, and adequacy of cancer pain treatment in the oncology ward of an Ethiopian teaching hospital. Of 83 patients, total of 76 (91.6%) cancer patients experienced pain with varying degree of severity, and 7(8.4%) patients experienced severe pain. Of the 76 cancer patients with pain, 68(89.2%) experienced pain interference with their daily activities. Fifty four (65%) patients were receiving inadequate cancer pain treatment with negative Pain Management Index. Therefore, availability of analgesics, pain assessment and management guideline and quality service should be assured to improve the quality of life of cancer patients.

For more information on this upcoming article, check the link below  

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/prm/aip/5698640/ 

Adequate Cancer Pain Management for a better quality of life of cancer patients
Adequate Cancer Pain Management for a better quality of life of cancer patients

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