Non-communicable diseases to dominate mortality in Africa by 2030 – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning, indicating that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are poised to become the leading cause of mortality in Africa by 2030 unless swift actions are taken by member states.

This cautionary note was delivered by Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, during the inaugural International Conference on PEN-Plus in Africa (ICPPA 2024), held virtually in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Tuesday.

Co-hosted by the WHO Regional Office for Africa, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, and the United Republic of Tanzania, the conference highlights the urgent need for coordinated efforts to combat NCDs on the continent.