Africa Lacks Chronic Disease Policies - WHO Chief
According to the World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, there is a lack of strategies to tackle chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease in the African region, posing a key challenge for those working to improve healthcare on the continent. In some African countries, such as Mauritius, Namibia and Seychelles, NCDs cause over 50% of all reported adult deaths.
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