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

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 Labram Musah, National Coordinator, Ghana 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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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