Authors: Jane Goudge, Tobias Chirwa, Sandra Eldridge, Francesc Xavier F Gómez-Olivé, Chodziwadziwa Kabudul, Felix Limbani, Eustasius Musenge, Margaret Thorogood
With the urgency of the HIV and TB epidemics in some low and middle-income countries, prevalent chronic diseases such as hypertension are often neglected by health services. This study assesses whether task-shifting from nurses to lay health workers (LHWs) improves the management of hypertension in rural primary healthcare clinics in South Africa.
Link: Can lay health workers support the management of hypertension? Findings of a cluster randomised trial in South Africa
Country: South Africa