New program reveals high burden of undiagnosed or poorly controlled diseases in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – A comprehensive health-screening program in rural South Africa has found a high burden of undiagnosed or poorly controlled non-communicable diseases, according to a study by the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI). Researchers have found that four out of five women over the age of 30 are living with a chronic health condition, and that the HIV-negative population and older people bare the higher burden of undiagnosed or poorly controlled non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. The study which was co-led by Emily Wong, M.D., a resident…

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