Tag: non-communicable diseases
Non-communicable diseases are responsible for around 20 per cent of deaths in Rwanda and the trend is moving upward. To ensure early detection and advance disease management for people diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, 12 million test strips will be distributed in the country over the next four years. Bernard Brisolier, Business Unit Director for Abbott’s diabetes care business in Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.
There’s a rise of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in East Africa due to unhealthy lifestyle amid a shortage of qualified professionals. To tell about a medical training program that aims to increase the number, quality and deployment of cancer and neurological specialists in the East Africa region, Director General of East African Development Bank, Vivienne Yeda Apopo joins CNBC Africa for more.
South Africa faces a double burden of hunger and malnutrition, on the one hand, and obesity with associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs), on the other. This is a condition known as “hidden hunger”.