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Malawi Medical Journal
College of Medicine, University of Malawi and Medical Association of Malawi
ISSN: 1995-7262
Vol. 26, No. 4, 2014, pp. 124-125
Bioline Code: mm14026
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malawi Medical Journal, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2014, pp. 124-125

 en Mobilizing for the Lilongwe Diabetes Peer Support Programme in Malawi
Bui, T. D.; Kadzakumanja, O. & Munthali, C.


Diabetes has become a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in Malawi but there are shortages of drug supply and healthcare providers to support quality care and treatment. Diabetes self-management support is necessary to improve patient outcomes, and peer support has gained acceptance as a solution for improving diabetes self-management. In this programme summary, we describe the components and facilitators essential to implementing a diabetes peer support programme in Lilongwe, Central Malawi. Peer support has the potential to play a key role for the Ministry of Health in the development of the 2011-2026 health sector strategic plan, which addresses diabetes and non-communicable diseases.

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