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Taabo, CSRS initiates research on the links between infectious diseases and noncommunicable diseases

The conference center "ZADI KESSY Marcel" of the Ivorian Electricity Company (CIE) served as the framework for the launch Thursday of a study to deepen the links between infectious diseases (IM) and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) As well as diabetes and high blood pressure. In any case, this is the main objective of the Co-occurrence of Dual Disease Burden (CoDuBu) project, a joint study between Infectious Diseases and Non-Communicable Diseases that the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS) want to realise with national partners as the National Institute of Public Health (INSP), Félix Houphouët BOIGNY University, national private partners such as the League against High blood pressure and Cardiovascular Diseases and an international partner which is the The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). It will be through this combined study, according to Prof. Nicole Probost-Hensch of Swiss TPH, to highlight the prevalence rate of noncommunicable diseases in order to gauge the real scale of the problem, but also to understand the risk factors and compare them with those of Europe for Better patient care. Finally, this study will involve an understanding of the interrelationship between infectious diseases and noncommunicable diseases. This is why Prof. Bassirou Bonfoh, Director of the CSRS, praised Prof. Nicole Probost - Hensch who understood that public health must also take into account the Seniors and not only the Mother and the child, hence this pioneering project that "carries its mark" in the sense that it is through "She said that the funding was obtained". He hoped that this study, which he looked forward to, could provide decision-makers with information that would enable them to take action. Ms. Ouattara Maténé, Prefect of the Taabo Department who presided over the ceremony, said that "this study is salutary because noncommunicable diseases are doing enormous damage and she hoped that her results would contribute to the improvement of conditions Community health and prevention. "In total, the project involves a sample of 1,000 subjects, 500 of them in urban areas (Taabo-city) and 500 in rural areas (Amani Menou and Tokohiri in the Taabo sub-prefecture, half and half ) The study will be carried out by the CSRS, which is already conducting demographic surveillance studies in the locality since 2008, and the health personnel of the localities concerned.   Tiassalé, Ivorian Press Agency (AIP)



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