Wednesday, August 31, 2016
South Africa is not alone: NCDs are rising across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), creating new health care needs, as well as social and economic challenges.
- International health organisations will increase advocacy for addressing these health issues.
- Foreign aid and budget allocations for NCDs are unlikely to improve without an increase in political will or global attention.
- If health systems lack capacity, the burden of care will shift to households with economic consequences.
- Governments pursuing preventative strategies targeting consumption patterns risk public standoffs with trade groups and industries.