Social Determinants of Noncommunicable Diseases and other Public Health Issues in Seychelles: Evidence and Implications

by William Muhwava
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa, January 2014

141 pp. 2.5 MB:
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/101143/1/9789290232582.pdf?ua=1

Cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases are no longer the diseases of the wealthy. Today, they hamper the people and the economies of the poorest populations even more than infectious diseases. This represents a public health emergency in slow motion. In Seychelles, non-communicable diseases such strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, cancer, asthma and depression causes highest burden on mortality and morbidity. Thus, a large part of this report will be devoted to non-communicable diseases. However, HIV & AIDS is emerging as one of the serious health threats in Seychelles and hence is included in the report.

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