Author: Taylor Resteghini

Taylor is a writer for The Borgen Project from Everett, MA. She is named after a famous singer-not Taylor Swift, Taylor Dayne. Her parents danced to one of her songs at their wedding.

SEATTLE — Development in Africa has increased access to vaccines and food, along with improved sanitation all of which has increased life expectancy for people across the continent. But longer lifespans increase the likelihood of non-communicable diseases in Africa, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. “For every Liberian killed by Ebola last year, 91 lost their lives to cancer alone,” writes Desmond Molloy in his article “The Unhealthy Side of African Development” for Boston University’s International Relations Review. Most of the illnesses in Africa that receive attention from foreign governments and humanitarian organizations are easily transmittable, highly lethal infections, such…

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