Cameroon: Myths and NCDs

Misconceptions concerning NCDs and purported remedies are rampant in our communities and may pose an important barrier to curbing the growing burden of NCDs. These beliefs and false claims, albeit unfounded, are strongly held and seek to usurp conventional care which is proven in terms of safety and efficacy.

We herein highlight and dispel some (these assertions have been paraphrased for clarity and coherence);

“I was told that anything bitter is a form of treatment for diabetes so i drank Guinness which is bitter, instead, my blood sugar became so high, I had to be admitted in a hospital.””.

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