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PUBLIC LECTURE - TRANSFORMING AFRICA'S HEALTH: LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND

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October 04, 2017

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Synopsis: The sub-Saharan Africa health sector landscape has in the recent years been challenged with emerging and re-emerging diseases, high prevalence of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and the “collision” of NCDs and infectious diseases. In 2005, NCDs accounted for 23% of deaths in the sub-Saharan Africa, and deaths were expected to increase at much higher rates than those due to infectious diseases.
 
The World Health Organisation estimates that NCDs will account for 80% of the global burden of disease by 2020 causing seven out 10 deaths in developing countries; about half of them pre-mature deaths below 70 years of age. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa (2013-2016) and the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreaks in 2015 are recent examples that highlight the ease of disease transmission and need for the society to be aware.
 
Guest Speaker: Dr. Matshediso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.
 
Venue: UB Conference Centre
 
Date: October 4, 2017
 
Time: 17:30 Hrs.
 
Contacts: Professor Naomi Seboni, Telephone 355 2357/64
Contact Details :
4775 Notwane Rd. Gaborone, Botswana Private Bag UB 0022. Tel: +(267) 355 0000 Gaborone, Botswana