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Africa: The Future Cancer Epidemic The percent increase of cancer incidences from 2009 to 2020 (projected) by country illustrates that Africa is facing a cancer crisis and will be fighting an epidemic in the next eleven years. Roughly half of the nations on the continent are expected to have a 30%–40% increase in cancer incidences; with Libya and Niger suffering the highest projected increase at 40%-50%.

Tunisia Cape Verde

Morocco

Libya

Algeria

Egypt

West Sahara

Mauritania

Mali

Niger

Chad

Senegal Gambia Guinea Bissau

Eritrea

Sudan Burkina Faso Guinea

Sierra Leone

Djibouti Togo

Cote D'Ivoire

Nigeria

Ghana

Liberia

Benin

Ethiopia

Central African Republic Cameroon

Somalia Equatorial Guinea Gabon

Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Uganda

Kenya

Rwanda Burundi Tanzania

0–5% 5–10% 10–15%

Angola

15–20%

Mozambique

20–25% 25–30%

Malawi

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Madagascar

Namibia Botswana

30–35% Swaziland

35–40% 40–45% 45–50%

Lesotho

South Africa

Traci Thomas | Fall 2010


Africa: The Future Cancer Epidemic