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Diabetes

30 September 2010

Diabetes undetected in Africa

The prevalence of diabetes in Africa is at an estimated 7.7%, however in most African countries the majority of cases remain undetected, said Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

The prevalence of diabetes in Africa is at an estimated 7.7%, however in most African countries the majority of cases remain undetected, said Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

He said NCDs currently account for 59% of global deaths and 46% of the global burden of disease. 80% of the burden occurs in low and middle income countries, he said.

 

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