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Exploring the mechanisms of collaboration between the Tuberculosis and Diabetes Programs for the control of TB-DM Comorbidity in Ghana

Authors
  • Salifu, Rita Suhuyini1, 2
  • Hlongwana, Khumbulani W.1
  • 1 University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa , Durban (South Africa)
  • 2 Health and Development Solutions Network, Tamale, Ghana , Tamale (Ghana)
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Research Notes
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
May 31, 2021
Volume
14
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s13104-021-05637-1
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

ObjectivesTo explore the mechanisms of collaboration between the stakeholders, including National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) and the Non-Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Program (NCDCP) at the national, regional, and local (health facility) levels of the health care system in Ghana. This is one of the objectives in a study on the “Barriers and Facilitators to the Implementation of the Collaborative Framework for the Care and Control of Tuberculosis and Diabetes in Ghana”ResultsThe data analysis revealed 4 key themes. These were (1) Increased support for communicable diseases (CDs) compared to stagnant support for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), (2) Donor support, (3) Poor collaboration between NTP and NCDCP, and (4) Low Tuberculosis-Diabetes Mellitus (TB-DM) case detection.

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