WHO Report Estimates Productivity Cost Of Illness In Africa

WHO Regional Office for Africa: Diseases cost the African Region $2.4 trillion a year, says WHO
“The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly 630 million years of healthy life were lost in 2015 due to the diseases afflicting the population across its 47 Member States in Africa, now amounting to a loss of more than 2.4 trillion international dollars ($) from the region’s gross domestic product value annually. Non-communicable diseases have overtaken infectious diseases as the largest drain on productivity … Other culprits for lost healthy years are communicable and parasitic diseases; maternal, neonatal, and nutrition-related conditions; and injuries…” (3/27).

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