The Top 3 Public Health Trends Across Africa: An interview with Alex Ezeh

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August 7, 2013
The Top 3 Public Health Trends Across Africa: An interview with Alex Ezeh

 

August 7, 2013 -- Editor’s Note: In advance of the many health-related discussions to take place in September at the Clinton Global Initiative, the Social Good Summit, UN week and other such events, the Skoll World Forum asked some of the world’s leading voices in global health to paint a comprehensive picture of key trends, challenges and opportunities to realizing healthcare access and treatment around the world. A new piece will be posted everyday through Friday, and you can view the entire series here.

Alex Chika Ezeh, PhD, MSc, is executive director of the African Population & Health Research Center in Nairobi, Kenya, and honorary professor of public health at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Rahim Kanani: As the Executive Director of the African Population & Health Research Center in Nairobi, Kenya, what are the top 3 trends you’re seeing from a public health perspective across Africa?

Alex EzehThe top three health trends that I see are: growing inequities in access to health services and health outcomes, the shifting burden of disease from infectious to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and a greater push for country ownership of health programming and funding.

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