Disease Heavily Impacts Africa’s Economy, WHO Report Shows

The Telegraph: Disease costs Africa an ‘astounding’ $2.4 trillion in lost productivity every year
“Disease is causing an ‘astounding’ drain on Africa’s economy, costing the continent almost $2.4 trillion each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In a report launched at the Africa Health Forum on Wednesday, the WHO said the continent’s economy will continue to suffer unless African governments ramp up spending on health…” (Newey, 3/28).

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