Prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: guidelines for primary health care in low-resource settings

These guidelines aim to provide evidence based recommendations on diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes and management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary health care in low-resource settings. It recommends a set of basic interventions for physicians and health workers.

The main objectives are to reduce avoidable death and morbidity related to these conditions and to improve health outcomes in resource-limited settings where management facilities are limited in terms of availability of diagnostic facilities and medicines.