African Nations Developing Lifestyle Diseases: WHO (Download PDF)


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Recent World Health Organization (WHO) survey of 33 countries has shown that African nations developing lifestyle diseases. It is mainly due city life and its modern trappings which have brought bad habits to developing African nations.




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  • There is rise in non-communicable diseases to changes in developing societies.
  • It is estimated that 46 % of Africans suffer high blood pressure, the highest worldwide.
  • Due to legislation and policy weaknesses daily tobacco use ranges from 5 to 26 % in Africa.
  • Cigarettes are often a fraction of the price in Africa than in Europe.
  • Most people in Africa were not eating enough vegetables and fruits.
  • The rise of junk food and unhealthy diets has led to under nutrition and obesity.
  • Averages of 35 % of people were overweight and that the average time spent in moderate or high intensity physical activity is less.
  • Women were more likely to be inactive and overweight.
  • Governments in African countries should raise domestic financing mechanisms so they can accommodate this growing burden.
  • Besides there is urgent need for reorganization or reorientation of whole health system in Africa.
African’s Developing Lifestyle Diseases

African’S Developing Lifestyle Diseases

African’s Developing Lifestyle Diseases

About Lifestyle Diseases

  • It include atherosclerosis, heart disease, and stroke, obesity and type 2 diabetes
  • Diseases associated with smoking and alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Regular physical activity helps prevent obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, colon cancer, and premature mortality.
World Globe Highlighting Africa

World Globe Highlighting Africa

World Globe Highlighting Africa

About Africa

  • It is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent.
  • It covers six per cent of Earth’s total surface area and 20.4 per cent of its total land area.
  • Area: 30.37 million km²
  • Population: 1.216 billion
  • Countries: 54
  • Languages: 1250 - 3000 native languages

- Published/Last Modified on: December 21, 2016

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