Why Africa's health systems need a reboot to fight NCDs

When it comes to killer diseases in Africa many people think of infectious diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, or even Ebola. But the reality is that diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease – known as non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – are a major threat. It’s estimated that there will be about 3.9 million deaths from these diseases in Africa by 2020.
Issue: Sustainable Development Goals Typology: Arenas
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