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Africa’s Trauma Epidemic

Jason Friesen

"By 2030, according to the Global Burden of Disease study, road accidents will be the fifth leading cause of death in the developing world, ahead of malaria, tuberculosis and H.I.V. ...Every health care conference I attend focuses on vaccines, treatment and training to combat the infamous 'triple epidemic.' Over the last decade, billions of dollars have poured into Africa with the laudable aim of defeating these killer diseases. But that most basic killer, injury, remains neglected."

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