Malaria, HIV, pneumonia, and diarrhoea are the leading killers on the African continent, according to a recently released study looking at the burden of diseases across the world.
In 1980 the list looked different. Then the leading killer diseases were also diarrhoea, pneumonia and malaria, but tuberculosis and measles were up there with them.
The good news is that people in Africa are living longer. The bad news is that non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer are wreaking havoc. [Read more…]