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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-10

The burden of non-communicable diseases in Nigeria; in the context of globalization


1 Department of Medicine, Respiratory Disease Unit, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, King Fahad Medical City, 11525 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Musa Baba Maiyaki
Department of Medicine, Respiratory Diseases Unit, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1596-3519.126933

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This paper highlights the tenets of globalization and how its elements have spread to sub-Saharan Africa, and Nigeria in particular. It assesses the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Nigeria and its relationship with globalization. It further describes the conceptual framework on which to view the impact of globalization on NCDs in Nigeria. It assesses the Nigerian dimension of the relationship between the risk factors of NCDs and globalization. Appropriate recommendations on tackling the burden of NCDs in Nigeria based on cost-effective, culturally sensitive, and evidence-based interventions are highlighted.


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