Non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa: the case for cohort studies

PLoS Med. 2010 May 11;7(5):e1000244. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000244.


Michelle Holmes and colleagues argue that there is an urgent need for longitudinal cohorts based in sub-Saharan Africa to address the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases in the region.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Africa South of the Sahara
  • Biomedical Research / economics*
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cohort Studies*
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Cost of Illness
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms