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Chronic Care Experiences and Practices in Ghanaian Transnational Families in Ottawa, Canada and Ghana: assessing need and developing practical interventions

This proposal describes a new study that aims to assess the chronic care experiences and challenges faced by Ghanaian transnational families in Ottawa, Canada, and Ghana, with the objective of identifying their needs and developing practical interventions to address the complex dynamics of caregiving in transnational settings. Download the Project Proposal Below to Read More

The Sahara Total Lifestyle Change Challenge by Dr Hibbah Osei-Kwasi

The Sahara Total Lifestyle Change Challenge has helped African and Caribbean communities in Greater Manchester achieve their health and lifestyle goals. Inspired by Dr Hibbah Osei-Kwasi’s research, The  Sahara TLC Challenge was designed to deliver six months co-produced-culturally-adapted-lifestyle and weight management intervention to African and Caribbean people living in the Greater Manchester area. This was undertaken after a needs assessment showed …

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Intrinsic and extrinsic motives drive family caregivers to provide care to older adults in urban poor Accra, Ghana

“Now that my mother is old, it’s my responsibility to take care of her so that one day my children can also do the same for me.” The world’s population is growing old. According to the Population Reference Bureau, 10% of the world’s population are aged 65 years and older as of 2021. It is …

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Ama de-Graft Aikins: Unravelling the complexities of chronic illness experiences in African communities – A Lancet Psychiatry Profile

Professor Ama de-Graft Aikins, the Principal Investigator (PI) for the Chronicity and Care in African Contexts project, was interviewed by Priya Venkatesan for a The Lancet Psychiatry profile in December 2021. The Lancet Psychiatry (TLP)  is an authoritative forum for key opinion leaders across medicine, government, and health systems to influence clinical practice, explore global policy, …

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Conversation with Christopher Kwizera, Programs Manager/CEO, Uganda NCD Alliance

Welcome to the Chronic Care Matters podcast, a conversation series of the Chronicity and Care in African Contexts Project. Chronic Care Matters features conversations with individuals and caregivers with personal experiences of chronic illness, and with researchers, health professionals and advocates who are working with African communities on the continent and in the diaspora. We …

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Conversation with Ferdinant Sonyuy, Secretary General, Cameroon Civil Society NCD Alliance

Welcome to Chronicity Care Africa’s Chronic Care Matters podcast. More Africans around the world are living with chronic diseases than ever before.  Conditions like diabetes, hypertension and cancers have a negative impact on many aspects of everyday life, from diets to finances, and affected individuals and families often struggle to cope. Care is at the …

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