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Long, full, healthy lives: Delivering on the commitment to integrated NCD care for people living with HIV by 2025. Read the report 


Human insulin and the management of childhood diabetes in Tanzania. In his presentationProfessor Kaushik Ramaiya discusses a programme to improve the care of Tanzania’s children with type 1 diabetes.

 Bukenya D, Van Hout M-C, Shayo EH, Kitabye I, Junior BM, Kasidi JR, et al. (2022) Integrated healthcare services for HIV, diabetes mellitus and hypertension in selected health facilities in Kampala and Wakiso districts, Uganda: A qualitative methods study. PLOS Glob Public Health 2(2): e0000084.

Elizabeth Shayo, Marie Claire van Hout et al BMJ Global Health – Ethical issues in intervention studies on the prevention and management of diabetes and hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa (  

Marie Claire Van Hout, Max Bachmann et al BMJ Open - Strengthening integration of chronic care in Africa: protocol for the qualitative process evaluation of integrated HIV, diabetes and hypertension care in a cluster randomised controlled trial in Tanzania and Uganda

Tinevimbo Shiri, Josephine Birungi et al "Patient and health provider costs of integrated HIV, diabetes and hypertension ambulatory health services in low-income settings — an empirical socio-economic cohort study in Tanzania and Uganda"  BMC Medicine.

Jaffar S, Ramaiya K, Karekezi C, Sewankambo S et al. “Controlling diabetes and hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from HIV programmes.” The Lancet (commentary).

Adeyemi, Olukemi, Lyons, Mary et al “Integration of non-communicable disease and HIV/AIDS management: a review of healthcare policies and plans in East Africa” BMJ Global Health

A Garrib, J Birungi et al “Integrated care for human immunodeficiency virus, diabetes and hypertension in Africa” Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Mfinanga, S; Nyirenda, M; Mutungi, G; Mghamba, J; Maongezi, S; Musinguzi, J; Okebe, J; Kivuyo, S; Birungi, J; Van Widenfelt, E; Van Hout, MC; Bachmann, M; Garrib, A; Bukenya, D; Cullen, W; Lazarus, J; Niessen, L; Katahoire, A; Shayo, E; Namakoola, I; Ramaiya, K; Wang, D; Cuevas, L; Etukoit, B; Lutale, J; Meshack, S; Mugisha, K; Gill, G; Sewankambo, N; Smith, P; Jaffar, S.) “Integrating HIV, diabetes and hypertension services in Africa: study protocol for a cluster-randomised trial in Tanzania and Uganda.”  Published in October in BMJ Open.

Birungi J, Kivuyo S, Garrib A et al “Integrating health services for HIV-infection, diabetes and hypertension in sub Saharan Africa: a cohort study.” BMJ Open

McCombe G, Murtagh S et al “Integrating Diabetes, Hypertension and HIV Care in sub-Saharan Africa: A Delphi Consensus Study on international best practice

McCombe G, Lim J et al “Integrating care for diabetes and hypertension with HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review”.  Accepted by the International Journal of Integrated Care.

Singh, S; Kirk, O;Jaffar, S; Karakezi, C;  Ramaiya, K; Kallestrup, P; Kraef, C.  Patient perspectives on integrated healthcare for HIV, hypertension and type 2 diabetes: a scoping review. BMJ Open