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Although the burden of disease in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to be dominated by communicable diseases (63%), as more Africans avoid or survive these communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are becoming a principal health risk (37%).

Non-communicable diseases are non-infectious health conditions that cannot be spread from person to person.

NCDs tend to be of long duration, are the result of a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioural factors, result in long-term health consequences and often create a need for long-term treatment and care.

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