Posted in May 2013

Tackling the looming epidemic of non-infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa

Tackling the looming epidemic of non-infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa

14.05.13: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as obesity, heart disease and cancer are a substantial and rapidly growing problem in sub-Saharan Africa and are projected to overtake infectious disease as the most common cause of death in Africa in the next 20 years. Georgina Murphy speaks about her experiences collecting data on these non-infectious diseases in rural Uganda and the challenges they faced on this mammoth journey. Continue reading