Understanding Africa’s diverse gene pool can help fight lifestyle diseases

Africa is home to about 16% of the world’s population. That’s 1.2 billion people. But the continent is disproportionately burdened by a double health challenge: infectious diseases and a recent increase in non-communicable diseases. Non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are on the march due to an ageing population, a transition to … Read more Understanding Africa’s diverse gene pool can help fight lifestyle diseases