Data suggest that people are living many years in poor health in Africa.
The leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa for adults 15 to 49 years were AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, maternal disorders, and road injuries.
There's no good reason why diagnosis rates differ. And it may be down to gender discrimination.
The burden of communicable disease is declining in Africa and life expectancy is increasing. But non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer are wreaking havoc.
An international study published in The Lancet today shows stroke is becoming more common and affecting more young people…