African Countries Experiencing Rise In NCDs Alongside Economic Gains

Quartz: A whole new set of deadly diseases could hit Africa as it gets richer
“…New, high-consumption, sedentary lifestyles, combined with greater life expectancy, have led to a building wave of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — cancers, respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular disease, and other maladies associated with urban living. Currently this category is responsible for around 35 percent of mortality on the continent; by 2020, the World Health Organization forecasts it will rise to 65 percent… (Guest, 7/13).