Overweight & Obesity

Obesity costs South Africa billions. We did the math

Globally, it is widely acknowledged that obesity-related conditions and their complications add hugely to health care costs and productivity losses. In turn this adds a large burden on individuals, their families and on governments.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chronic diseases reduce Kenya income by 29 percent

Rising cases of cancers, diabetes, epilepsy and sickle cell disease, known as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), particularly in young people is contributing to a decreased of a third in Kenyan household incomes, Kenya's Ministry ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Healthy environment, healthy kidneys

Health has always been affected by climate and weather, but is increasingly clear that the change in climate is a significant threat to human health. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 24% of global deaths ...


Diabetes is a ticking time bomb in sub-Saharan Africa

Diabetes is a serious, chronic condition that affects the lives and well-being of individuals, families, and societies globally. It is characterized by excess levels of sugar in the blood.


Why Sierra Leone needs to focus on cardiovascular health

Cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, are major causes of death and disability globally. Noncommunicable diseases such as these arise mainly from lifestyle transitions towards ...

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