KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • The disease burden in sub-Saharan Africa is worse, and more fatal, than anywhere else in the world.
  • Malaria, diarrhea, HIV/AIDS, and low respiratory infections are to blame for nearly 90% of the region’s disease burden.
  • However, due to lifestyle changes over the last decade, chronic afflictions like heart diseases, cancer, and diabetes have greatly increased as well.

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