Health transition in Africa: practical policy proposals for primary care.

  title={Health transition in Africa: practical policy proposals for primary care.},
  author={Dermot Maher and Liam Smeeth and James Sekajugo},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={88 12},
Sub-Saharan Africa is undergoing health transition as increased globalization and accompanying urbanization are causing a double burden of communicable and noncommunicable diseases. Rates of communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa are the highest in the world. The impact of noncommunicable diseases is also increasing. For example, age-standardized mortality from cardiovascular disease may be up to three times higher in some African than in some European… CONTINUE READING
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