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.

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Latest Posts

Stay updated on the latest posts and articles on chronic health diseases. Posts are written and edited by Research team

Dr Yaa Amankwah Joins The Chronicity and Care in African Contexts Project, as an Advisory Board Member

We are pleased to announce that Dr Yaa Amankwah, an Assistant Professor, Obstetrician-Gynaecologist and a Researcher has joined the Chronicity and Care in African Contexts Project as an Advisory Group Member. Read her brief biography below. Dr. Yaa Amankwah is an Obstetrician-Gynaecologist in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Ottawa Hospital.  She

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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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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