Chronic Care Matters for African Communities
Welcome to Chronicity and Care in African Contexts
The Chronicity Care Africa website is an online multilingual, multimedia hub providing up-to-date practical advice on how to prevent and manage chronic non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and dementia.
What we do
We provide evidence-based practical advice on how to prevent and manage chronic diseases, how to care for people in our lives who live with chronic diseases, and how caregivers can be supported. In addition, we share the latest cutting-edge insights from our on-the-ground research.
Stay updated on the latest posts and articles on chronic health diseases. Posts are written and edited by Research team
Award winning film-maker Dele Omokhafe Ajakaiye joins The Chronicity and Care in African Contexts Project as our Arts-in-Health partner.
Award winning film-maker Dele Omokhafe Ajakaiye joins The Chronicity and Care in African Contexts Project as our Arts-in-Health partner. He will direct ‘Sick!’ a series of film shorts on chronic illness experiences and care in London. Sick! captures visual stories from the West African Londoners Chronic Care Study. It builds on a new collaborative public
How chronic conditions are understood, experienced and managed within African communities in Europe, North America and Australia: A synthesis of qualitative studies
Abstract This review focuses on the lived experiences of chronic conditions among African communities in the Global North, focusing on established immigrant communities as well as recent immigrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking communities. We conducted a systematic and narrative synthesis of qualitative studies published from inception to 2022, following a search from nine databases—MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO,
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