Consider a few facts. Diabetes is skyrocketing in the Middle East and North Africa, rising 87% between 1990 and 2012. Cardiovascular disease has emerged as the second leading cause of death in most of Africa. And about 70% of all of the deaths caused by cancer happen in developing countries.
As emerging nations grow and their citizens live longer, they’re facing a new challenge: chronic disease. At my company, we think technology has a big role to play in helping government agencies, health organizations work together to gain insights into data so policies can be developed to tackle this new reality.