Bolder Action for Health in Africa

In General, Perspectives by ISUH

Bolder Action for Health in Africa:

from Building Health Systems to Building Systems for Health for NCD prevention

African countries are not on track to achieve the targets for NCD prevention and management.These targets are - reducing the prevalence of NCDs by 25% by 2025 and by 30% by 2030. Instead,NCDs continue to rise in prevalence and are overshadowing the gains recorded in communicable disease prevention. In the period between 1980 and 2014, the prevalence of diabetes in the WHOAfrican region rose from 3.1% to 7.1%. NCDs strike people during their economically productive years, with significant implications on the earning ability of individuals, and by extension their families, compounded by out of pocket healthcare expenditure.

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