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'Africa’s health in transition' with Prof Kevin Marsh

Mar 2017

Africa currently has the highest disease burden of any region of the world and the least resources in terms of health  personnel and health systems. But things are changing rapidly,  many countries are  in  the process of major epidemiologic transitions with  falling childhood mortality and the prospects of controlling many of the traditional infectious causes of  ill health.  At the same time the combined effects of economic development and  rapid demographic expansion against a background of increasing urbanisation will pose enormous new challenges for the health of African populations.

In this talk Kevin Marsh, Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford, will examine the possible trends for the health of the continent. 

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Series: New frontiers

In this video:

Kevin Marsh