Tag Archives: Non-communicable diseases

African doctors meet in Nairobi over diabetes crisis

September 2016 BusinessDaily; One hundred doctors from ten countries in Africa are set to converge in Nairobi over innovative treatment and control of diabetes. The specialists are seeking to share expertise in tackling the mounting problem now responsible for 40 per cent of the total deaths from non-communicable diseases. “We …

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TANZANIA: Cardiologists Warn On Heart Disease

August 2016 TheCitizen; Specialists from the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) Thursday have warned that people aged 45 and above in Tanzania face a high risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD), which can cause sudden death. The condition occurs when the inner walls of blood vessels are hardened and …

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ETHIOPIA: Ministry Set to Expand Hypertension Treatment

July 2016 TheEthiopianHerald; “We believe addressing the burden of hypertension through enhanced diagnostics, treatment and training, will enable us achieve the goals set in NCD strategy.” The Ministry of Health said that it has been making preparations to strengthen Non- Communicable Diseases (NCDs) treatment service at 48 sites in seven …

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