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Common challenges

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, May 09, 2014

THERE are a number of common challenges that need to be resolved on asthma in the country and people need to be aware of such issues.

Director epidemiology Dr Devina Nand said asthma was a chronic reversible airway disease that occurred in all age groups and was the focus of various clinic and public health intervention globally.

She said common challenges that needed to be resolved were poor capture of data on patient information systems, non-coding of outpatient data, no private sector data, poor quantification of the problem and lack of knowledge on the distribution of asthma in the country.

"There is poor empowerment of individuals and communities and there is a need for management standard, both clinical and in public health."

She said some public health strategies included community awareness, inclusion in the NCD spectrum and the standardisation of care and practice across the facilities.








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