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Governments in sub-Saharan Africa need to tackle chronic disease burden

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3500 (Published 03 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3500
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

The number of deaths from chronic diseases is higher in sub-Saharan Africa than in virtually all other regions of the world, yet far too little attention is paid to the problem, according to a report launched at the London School of Economics (LSE).

The report synthesises key insights from an international conference organised by the British Academy, the Royal Society, and the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in February 2009 at the British Council in Accra.

Written by LSE health visiting fellow Ama de-Graft Aikins, it provides an overview of multidisciplinary and multi-institutional perspectives, and highlights both challenges and good practices in research, practice, …

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