Nurses and midwives can make a significant impact in managing and preventing the leading causes of death.
Adequate numbers of healthy and motivated health professionals are also critical to governments’ effective responses to public health emergencies such as COVID-19.
While women in sub-Saharan Africa live longer than men, many of these extra years are lived in poor health.
Data suggest that people are living many years in poor health in Africa.
The life expectancy improvements in sub-Saharan Africa vary between men and women.
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 reason why more boys should be diagnosed than girls.
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There’s no good reason why diagnosis rates differ. And it may be down to gender discrimination.
The age profile of people living in Africa is changing - they are living longer.
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.
A worldwide study is showing that there are more young people having strokes than ever.
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An international study published in The Lancet today shows stroke is becoming more common and affecting more young people. There has been a 25% increase in the number of stroke cases among people aged…