Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Link

Integrated care for patients with TB--The program screens patients and their contacts for diabetes and hypertension in community clinics and households and provides linkage to quality care in Durban, South Africa.
Academia or research institute 1
Local NGOs 1

Recognizing the strong infectious disease infrastructure in place in some LMICs, the NCD-Link project in Durban, South Africa, in partnership with Advance Access and Delivery and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) has used TB as an entry point to start screening patients and their contacts for diabetes and hypertension in clinics and patient households. The project uses an improved diagnostic algorithm aligned with national guidelines for treatment, support and education of patients and families with diabetes and hypertension.

Geographic Reach
Disease Area
  • Non-communicable Diseases
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Target Population
  • People with low incomes
SGDs the partnership contributes to
SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
  1. 3.4: NCDs (including mental health)
  2. 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals 
Partner organizations
Academia or research institute

South African Medical Research Council

Local NGOs

Advance Access & Delivery