Challenges Facing Successful Scaling Up of Effective Screening for Cardiovascular Disease by Community Health Workers in Mexico and South Africa: Policy Implications
With notable success, U.S. global health funding has prioritised the identification, treatment, and elimination of infectious diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome caused by the human immunodeficiency virus. Even if efforts to offer on-going therapy for chronic infectious diseases should be continued and increased, Noncommunicable diseases, which account for the majority of diseases worldwide, must be addressed. 14 recommendations given by a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine call for continuous commitments to the eradication of infectious disease and increased focus on chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease. These include increasing the effectiveness of early detection and treatment, reducing disease risk factors, changing the global health infrastructure to incorporate management of cardiovascular disease, forging international partners, and establishing private-public partnerships to Streamlining medical product creation and supply, boosting research and development capacity, and filling leadership shortages in global political and institutional structures are some examples of private-public initiatives to address infrastructure and financial difficulties.
Published Date: 2022-08-31; Received Date: 2022-08-01