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Diabetes and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: the need for sustainable healthcare systems

Sep 1, 2007

Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are by far the leading cause of mortality worldwide, representing 60% of all deaths. Contrary to common perception, 80% of chronic disease deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. This invisible epidemic is an underestimated cause of poverty and hinders the economic development of many countries. Sub-Saharan Africa carries the highest burden of disease in the world, the bulk of which still consists of the communicable diseases HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. However, the prevalence and incidence of diabetes and its long-term complications in sub-Saharan Africa are increasing, and will have a devastating human and economic toll if the trends remain unabated in the future. This report describes the links between two chronic diseases, diabetes and HIV/AIDS, in sub-Saharan Africa and its implications for healthcare systems.

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Author: Vugt M. van, Hamers R., Schellekens O., Rinke de Wit T., Reiss P.

Date: September 2007


On 12 September 2016, OPIC, Calvert Foundation and two private investors announce expansion
PharmAccess and its German consultancy partner GFA have won a 27.3 million Euros tender from the German development bank KfW to improve access to healthcare for low-income pregnant women in 5 regions of Tanzania.
President Felipe Nyuse of Mozambique officially opened the University Clinic


A population-based study
Date: September, 2015

Research findings on Health Insurance Fund supported programs

Date: February, 2015