Africa: Why It’s So Difficult to Tackle Diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa: Why It’s So Difficult to Tackle Diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa

[The Conversation Africa] In the 1990s diabetes was seen as a condition that mainly affected rich people in high income countries. Nowadays, it’s one of the leading contributors to death in all countries in the world, driven by increases in national and personal wealth resulting in people having more disposable income. In addition, urbanisation has led to more and more people living sedentary lifestyles. A commission of experts, which was set up in 2014 to tackle the challenge in Africa, have recently released their findings. Healt …read more

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