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School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa


There is little debate that current and future healthcare is, and will continue to be, dominated by the prevention and management of increasingly complex chronic health disease; the UAE is no exception. Preventive and disease management services directed at groups and individuals at risk of unfavourable health outcomes are core to the make-up of an effective health system. The burden of noncommunicable, chronic and diabetes-related diseases places a heavy strain on health service cost and service delivery requirements. The UAE is faced with the challenge of identifying and developing effective strategies for the prevention and management of the burgeoning prevalence of levels of chronic disease and diabetes, including the identification and development of appropriate health workforce and service development options. Nursing and other allied health professionals possess a broad range of professional competencies and skills to provide preventive and follow-up services in an effective and cost-efficient manner. The addition of non-medical led services has significant ability to strengthen traditionally designed health systems


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.


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