Developmental origins of health and disease in Africa - influencing early life
CITATION: Davies, J. I. et al. 2018. Developmental origins of health and disease in Africa - influencing early life. The Lancet Global Health, 6(3):PE244-E245, doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30036-6.
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It is well established that Africa is undergoing rapid transitions resulting in a triple burden of malnutrition, infectious diseases, and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).1,2 That health systems are unlikely to be able to cope with this burden is also widely noted.1,2 What is less often discussed outside academic circles is the degree to which infectious diseases and malnutrition in Africa are exacerbating the burden of NCDs, and the implications of this exacerbation for individuals and populations.