The burden of non-communicable diseases in South Africa

@article{Mayosi2009TheBO,
  title={The burden of non-communicable diseases in South Africa},
  author={Bongani M. Mayosi and Alan J. Flisher and Umesh G. Lalloo and Freddy Sitas and Debbie Bradshaw},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2009},
  volume={374},
  pages={934-947}
}
  • Bongani M. Mayosi, Alan J. Flisher, +2 authors Debbie Bradshaw
  • Published in The Lancet 2009
  • Medicine
  • 15 years after its first democratic election, South Africa is in the midst of a profound health transition that is characterised by a quadruple burden of communicable, non-communicable, perinatal and maternal, and injury-related disorders. Non-communicable diseases are emerging in both rural and urban areas, most prominently in poor people living in urban settings, and are resulting in increasing pressure on acute and chronic health-care services. Major factors include demographic change… CONTINUE READING

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