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Keywords:

  • non-communicable diseases;
  • cardiovascular disease;
  • Africa;
  • screening;
  • HIV-infection;
  • implementation research;
  • research priorities

Abstract

The burden of non-communicable diseases in Africa is rising rapidly and implementation of evidence-based control strategies is needed urgently. Testing people for hypertension and diabetes will be an important component in the fight against these diseases, as voluntary counselling and testing was for HIV-infection. We discuss the below the areas where we believe evidence is needed to inform policy.