March 2015 Africa Health and Nigeria edition
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Opinion – Primary health care in danger in Nigeria. Shima Gyoh reflects on what might have been if policies he helped set in motion 25 years ago had been built upon. Shima Gyoh
Opinion – International Recruitment of Health Personnel will be a mega trend in the next decade. Francis Omaswa laments Africa’s poor performance in submitting its reports on health migration, and points to the continuing international crisis. Francis Omaswa
News – First rapid blood test for Ebola been approved for use; Call for mines to invest in African health systems; Measles vaccination rates in parts of Africa surpass those in the US.
Invest in Malaria – Invest in malaria is to invest in development? What is the correlation at the national level. Prof William R Brieger
Severe Malaria – Providing timely access to pre-referral treatment for sever malaria: how ready is the market in sub-Saharan Africa? Ioana Ursu and Meghan Kumar, on behalf of Medicines for Malaria Venture
Health strengthening – Building a responsive and results-driven World Health Organization in Africa. Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, World Health Organizations Regional Director for Africa
Medicine Publishing – Anatomy of the heart. Robert H Whitaker; Laboratory diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections. Catherine A Ison, Jennifer Tosswill and Sarah Alexander; Management of sexually transmitted infections in non-genitourinary specialist settings. Peter Nall
Clinical Review – Ophthalmology; STI
Medicine Digest – Infection; Dermatology; Obs & Gyn; Paediatrics; Respiratory; Diabetes; Critical care; Misc
CPD Challenge – Test yourself on the articles appearing in this issue of Africa Health. Answers on the same page.
Publishing Partners – Vaccines on the move
Clinical Quiz – Getting breathless. Answers on page 35
Nigeria edition – News update: Initiative launched to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Nigeria; Nigeria’s drug warehousing system strengthened under new collaboration with US government.
A vision for Nigeria health system in 2030. Dr. Tarry Asoka
The vacuums that digital health can fill in Nigeria’s healthcare system. Paul Adepoju
Dealing with the increasing interference of religion in healthcare. Paul Adepoju