Rwanda WHO Country Office


International scientific conference on Non-Communicable Diseases
"Together let's fight NCDs"

The role of Multi-disciplinary approach in the management of Non-communicable Diseases NCDs in Africa

Theme: The role of Multi-disciplinary approach in the management of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Africa
Date: 28-30 June 2016
Venue: Serena Hotel, KIGALI, RWANDA

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