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Peers for Progress Article in Health Affairs

Health Affairs devoted it’s January 2012 issue to “Confronting the Growing Diabetes Crisis” (volume 31, number 1).  Peers for Progress was featured with a paper describing results of peer support projects in Cameroon, South Africa, Uganda and Thailand. To read a brief summary highlighting key aspects of the paper, follow this link. [Read the special brief]


The paper, “Peer support for self-management of diabetes improved outcomes in international settings,” is available at here. Jean Claude Mbanya from the project in Cameroon, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus from UCLA and the project in South Africa, Linda Baumann from the University of Wisconsin and the project in Uganda, and Boosaba Sanguanprasit and Chanuantong Tanasugarn from the project in Thailand joined Peers for Progress staff Renee Boothroyd, Maggy Coufal, and Ed Fisher in authoring the paper.

Ed Fisher, global director of Peers for Progress also was among speakers in a day-long conference Health Affairs hosted in Washington on January 10, the day of the special issue’s release. Videos. A video of his panel discussion is currently available online as part of the 5th panel entitled:

Improving Medical Management and Care and can be viewed here


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