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Cardiovascular Disease Top Health Challenge In Africa, But Funding Reflects Different Narrative

The Atlantic: Africa’s Top Health Challenge: Cardiovascular Disease
“…[W]hile donors have poured resources into fighting infectious diseases, non-communicable, chronic diseases have quietly but rapidly ascended the morbidity and mortality ladders, especially high blood pressure, or hypertension. Today, cardiovascular disease is the number-one cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa in adults over the age of 30. … But current funding spins a different narrative…” (Ouyang, 10/30).

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