The challenge of non-communicable diseases in Africa

By Verenardo Meeme [NAIROBI] In October this year, I attended the burial of a 34-year-old secondary school teacher who had died from cancer of the blood. I recalled this sad occasion during the Merck Luminary Africa Conference in Kenya last month (16-17 November), at which cancer was one of the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) medical experts …

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