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Is health promotion the starting point of primary cardiovascular care in low- and middle-income countries like Nepal?
Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden / Kathmandu Medical College, Duwakot, Bhaktapur, Nepal.
Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden / Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4583-9315
2012 (English)In: Health Promotion Practice, ISSN 1524-8399, E-ISSN 1552-6372, Vol. 13, no 3, 412-415 p.Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are on the rise in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) but have not received adequate priority. With a lack of concrete policy and programs, the present emphasis of CVD management in most LMICs is on curative aspects. Nepal is a prototype in this trend as it is treatment centric, particularly in urban areas. A major drawback of cure-centrism is that it requires both larger funds and more skilled manpower--both of which are limited in Nepal and other LMICs.

AIMS: In this article, the authors suggest a possible role of health promotion as starting point for tackling the rising burden of CVDs in LMICs with Nepal as example.

CONCLUSIONS: Health promotion is practiced in Nepal in connection with many health care programs and could be used to include CVD preventive strategies. The authors believe this to be a first step to increase health literacy toward CVD in the general population which may help bridge limited funds and manpower that the current curative-centric CVD strategy requires. Thus, health promotion strategies should be a tempting option for many LMICs and deserve further explorative attention.

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Society for Public Health Education , 2012. Vol. 13, no 3, 412-415 p.
Keyword [en]
cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, health literacy, health promotion
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-11356DOI: 10.1177/1524839911423273PubMedID: 22447668Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84864752968OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-11356DiVA: diva2:846457
Available from: 2015-08-17 Created: 2015-08-17 Last updated: 2016-06-23Bibliographically approved

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