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More Funding, Efficient Uses Needed To Reach NCD Goals In Africa, Experts Say

Devex: The funding dilemma for noncommunicable diseases in Africa
“The disease burden on the African continent is shifting from infectious diseases, such as HIV and tuberculosis, to noncommunicable diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. … While more funding is needed, money alone won’t be enough to reach the U.N. goal [of cutting the cases of premature mortality from NCDs by a third by 2030]. Getting more value out of each dollar spent on NCDs is key to financing efforts to manage the diseases moving forward, said panelists at the ‘Building Solutions to Patient Challenges in Non-Communicable Diseases’ conference in Nairobi…” (Jerving, 3/27).

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