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  • One study in Pakistan showed that

    2019-06-10

    One study in Pakistan showed that formula for dilution lay health workers could deliver health promotion materials for blood pressure and achieve effective lowering of blood pressure levels in the population. And the ability of non-physician health workers to detect and manage diabetes and high blood pressure has been shown in countries such as South Africa and Iran. The hitherto sparse projects and testimonies of CHWs involved in the control of NCDs are not enough to generalise specific roles or responsibilities on a global stage. But the sheer scale and impact of the global epidemiological transition, as well as the promising results of the few innovative initiatives, makes gametophyte imperative that more studies and pilot projects be done to further specify the beneficial roles of CHWs in addressing NCDs.
    2: —In this Correspondence (September 2014), the order of authors was incorrect. The order should have been “Rana RS, Naim H.” This correction has been made as of Sept 25 2014.