oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - A piece of my mind : editorial comment
|Article Title||A piece of my mind : editorial comment|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2016|
The four highways along which South Africans are marching to their graves
Does this shock you? It shocked me when I read it. The Minister of Health used this sentence in his Budget Vote speech on 10 May 2016. He carried on to explain that the four highways are the four colliding epidemics of the quadruple burden of diseases. You don't need me to remind you what they are, but just in case you're very young (or very old) or out of the country, they are HIV, AIDS and TB, maternal and child mortality, non-communicable diseases, and injury, violence and trauma.
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