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Development-assistance strategies for stroke in low- and middle-income countries

  • Development-assistance strategies for stroke in low- and middle-income countries
  • Lee, Hyon; Nam, You-Seon; Lee, Kyoung-Min
  • [Seoul, Korea] : The Korean Academy of Medical Sciences
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Title Development-assistance strategies for stroke in low- and middle-income countries
Author Lee, Hyon; Nam, You-Seon; Lee, Kyoung-Min
Publisher [Seoul, Korea] : The Korean Academy of Medical Sciences
Publication Date 2015 - 11
Material Type Article
Country South Korea Holding The Korean Academy of Medical Sciences
Language English License
Pages 4

Abstract

While communicable diseases still pose a serious health threat in developing countries, previously neglected health issues caused by non-communicable diseases such as stroke are rapidly becoming a major burden to these countries. In this review we will discuss the features and current status of stroke in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Overall the global burden of hemorrhagic stroke is larger than ischemic stroke, with a disproportionately greater burden, measured in incidence and disability-adjusted life-years, regionally localized in LMICs. Patients in poorer countries suffer due to insufficient primary care needed to control risk factors such as hypertension, and inadequate emergency care systems through which sudden events should be managed. In light of these situations, we emphasize two strategic points for development assistance. (The rest omitted)

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