The good news is that cancer is no longer necessarily a death sentence. (1) Currently, one of the main areas of cancer research is immunotherapy, a treatment that harnesses the power of our immune system to identify and control diseases such as cancer.
The HIV/AIDS pandemic has had a devasting grip on the globe over the past 41 years, with the African continent experiencing the brunt of the deadly virus and the sub-Saharan region containing the highest rates of HIV in the world.
Developing countries are responsible for 85% of pre-term births. Pre-term infants are at risk of developmental and feeding problems, that are commonly carried to toddler stages. Feeding behaviour in early life may influence an individual’s capacity to self-regulate food intake which could lead to energy balance issues later in life.
Diabetes mellitus is an area of concern in Africa and is reinforcing the importance of lifestyle interventions and pharmacological therapy.1 The NNIA recognises that pharmaceutical interventions for diabetes are not always available in the African context due to systemic factors, lifestyle changes and access to healthcare.