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Heart Disease a Silent Killer in Africa

With the backdrop of World Heart Day on Monday, medical experts said more than 80 percent of people living in French-speaking, central African countries who suffer cardiovascular diseases do not know it. And, they added, a majority die while receiving treatment from traditional healers rather than medical doctors. Foukougang Eric, a traditional healer in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, said he specializes in the treatment of heart disease. "When somebody comes and he is tired,...

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