Ireland Africa Alliance for Non Communicable Diseases Non-Communicable Diseases: an Avoidable Disaster for Africa
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Date: November 29, 2021
Time: 4pm – 5pm Irish Time
This live event marks the launch of the Irish professional group, Ireland Africa Alliance for Non Communicable Diseases.
It will focus on the burden of non-communicable diseases in Africa. Developed countries over the last 20 years have been taking steps to reduce diagnosis early and mange chronic diseases effectively, but in Africa the focus is still on management of acute episodes rather than their prevention. Failure to address the underlying lifestyle and cultural issues fueling the pandemic in Africa will impact the whole world.
A number of key Irish and African professionals have come together to support best practice in treating and preventing non-communicable disease in Africa. As a starting point, they are supporting small scale projects in Togo and Malawi while advocating for increased awareness.
Moderated by Anna Clarke
- Dr Raymond O'Connor
- Dr Catrina Heffernan
- Professor Richard Firth