n Pharmacy Magazine - SA’S non-communicable disease epidemic - news - NCDS

Volume 2020 Number 2
  • ISSN : 2617-9377


Diseases related to unhealthy lifestyles and poor diets remain a growing health and economic burden in SA requiring urgent attention. The World Health Organisation (WHO) described the invisible epidemic as an “underappreciated cause of poverty, which hinders the economic development of many countries. The burden is growing, and the number of people, families, and communities afflicted is increasing.”

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