Research & Development

ISN Medical recognizes the role of information in fostering lasting health solutions and never hesitates to take the necessary steps towards improving the quality of healthcare in Africa and beyond.

 

ISN Medical in research partnership with the Institute of Human Virology-Nigeria (IHVN)

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death globally, accounting for 71% of global mortality. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 12,750,000 people within the ages of 30 and 69, die yearly from NCDs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Unfortunately, the widespread presence of HIV and long-term use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) have further enhanced the ghastly impacts of NCDs in developing countries.

While previous studies have observed the interaction between HIV and NCDs in high-income countries, there is the need for a better understanding of their effects in the areas hardest hit – LMICs.

In order to help bridge this gap in medical literature, ISN Medical has partnered with the Institute of Human Virology-Nigeria (IHVN) to research on the rate of NCD progression among HIV positive patients as compared to HIV negative individuals.