Africa’s physician density is sparse. The continent bears 24 percent of the global disease burden but has only 3 percent of the global health workforce to deal with it. Facing heavy workloads and poor working environments, most doctors and medical students leave to work and study abroad. Those that stay are concentrated in urban centres. […] Read More
Sepsis is a serious illness where the body attacks itself while fighting infection. The immune system overreacts to an infection in the body, releasing chemicals into the blood which cause widespread inflammation damaging healthy tissue and organs. The fast-acting disease is considered a medical emergency. In severe sepsis the survival rate decreases by 8 percent […] Read More