well, not me, but an article I wrote for MIMI Magazine, an online publication for young African women. Here is a snippet:
" In the time it takes you to count from one to ten, another individual dies from complications relating to diabetes. According to the World Health Organization, 80% of chronic disease deaths occur in low and middle income countries and deaths attributed to diabetes and related diseases surpass that of HIV/AIDS. While we in Africa continue to hang-up our bed-nets and practice safer sex - as we should - we remain helplessly behind in the fight against chronic diseases. This leaves our continent vulnerable to having to fight two enemies - acute infectious diseases such as malaria, but also long-term chronic diseases such as diabetes."
Not terribly inspiring, but I thought that the message needs to get out...
now back to books...until December 21st.
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