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While women in sub-Saharan Africa live longer than men, many of these extra years are lived in poor health. Shutterstock
People in Africa live longer. But their health is poor in those extra yearsArticle

People are now living longer in sub-Saharan Africa than they did two decades ago...

Charles Shey Wiysonge 20 Dec 2018

The life expectancy improvements in sub-Saharan Africa vary between men and women. Shutterstock
Lifestyle diseases could scupper Africa's rising life expectancyArticle

People in sub-Saharan Africa are now living longer than ever before. A child born in the region today is expected to live up to 64 years on average...

Charles Shey Wiysonge 27 Nov 2018

GBD study: SA's development vs health progress gap
GBD study: SA's development vs health progress gapArticle

South Africa is one of five countries where actual health burden rates far exceed what one would expect....

15 Sep 2017

Study: No drop in rheumatic heart disease numbers in poor countries
Study: No drop in rheumatic heart disease numbers in poor countriesArticle

Globally, the risk of dying from rheumatic heart disease has dropped over the last 25 years, but not so in some of the poorest countries...

25 Aug 2017

Global study on cancer reveals geography link
Global study on cancer reveals geography linkArticle

Globally, cancer is the second leading cause of death, but the chances of getting the disease look different depending on where you live...

5 Dec 2016

Extreme innovation meets behavioural economics
Extreme innovation meets behavioural economicsArticle

If the best innovation is designed to meet real needs, nowhere are the opportunities more pressing than in humanitarian aid. Here's how the type and amplitude of innovation can have implications well beyond philanthropy...

Leslie Pascaud 23 Jun 2016

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