RICHEST AFRICANS

Strive Masiyiwa

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Articles

The High Burden of Self-Inflicted Injuries in South Africa

International recognition of and assistance for injury control efforts are well below the levels directed at other health problems, particularly in developing countries. A lack

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Hidden Hypertensive Heart Disease Ubiquitous in African Americans

A recent study published in Annals of Emergency Medicine found that an overwhelming majority—nearly 91%— of African American patients with high blood pressure also tested

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Diabetes Mellitus in Africa

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease that is characterized by a sustained increase of blood sugar. There are four main types of diabetes but

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Ghana: These Needless Road Traffic Accidents

Accra (Ghana) - A lot has been said already about how Ghana loses some 1.6 percent of her GDP through preventable road traffic accidents. Unfortunately,

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Lung Cancer Mortality in South Africa: 1995-2006

BackgroundCancer remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In developing countries, data on lung cancer mortality are scarce.MethodsUsing South Africa's annual mortality and

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Perinatal Conditions

Every year, about half a million women worldwide die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth -- mainly severe bleeding, infections, unsafe abortions, hypertension, and obstructed

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Placebo-Controlled Trial of Inhaled Fluticasone Propionate in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients

BACKGROUND: The efficacy of inhaled corticosteroids in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains controversial because of a lack of placebo-controlled studies. We

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Tuberculosis in Africa

Tuberculosis or TB (short for tubercle bacillus) is a common, and in many cases lethal, infectious disease caused a number of strains of mycobacteria. TB

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Diarrhoea in Africa

Diarrhoea is defined as the passage of three or more loose or liquid stools per day (or more frequent passage than is normal for the

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Malaria in Africa

What causes this disease in Africa?Malaria is caused by mosquito bites from infected insects. The act as the carriers for 4 different types of malaria:

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HIV/AIDs in Africa

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus which that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a disease that causes the progressive failure of the immune system

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Lower Respiratory Infections in Africa

A lower respiratory infection is any infection in the lungs, trachea, or the bronchi. Infections which affect these areas are pneumonia, bronchitis, and lung abscesses.

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Cardiovascular Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa

 "I speak of Africa and golden joys." — —Shakespeare, Henry IV part 2"The wind of change is blowing through this continent."— —Harold McMillan, former Prime

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Heart Disease and the Risk Factors Are Expanding

Features: Starring: Many types of heart disease as well as some of its associated risk factors, which are traditionally only associated with high-income countries, are

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