Tag: non-communicable diseases

Ministry of Health, Abbott team up to fight diabetes in Rwanda

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.

Tackling non-communicable diseases in East Africa

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.

What South Africa can learn from Brazil on how to tackle ‘hidden hunger’

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”.