Africa Health January 2013



Shima’s Opinion: Cancer screening in the dock. Shima Gyoh berates tests that sometimes lead to ‘cures’ that are actually worse than the diseases themselves. Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: Hurry slowly on health workforce. There are inherent dangers in moving too quickly on health workforce reforms. Francis Omaswa urges a more thoughtful, more consensual approach. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: A new initiative to catalyse investment in African healthcare; Call for closer cooperation between physicians and veterinarians

Malaria programmes

Malaria programmes: Who will pay for malaria programmes? Prof. William R Brieger

Women's health

Women’s health: Women’s health: addressing the challenge. Bryan Pearson

Knowledge management

Knowledge management: Cochrane’s Evidence update

Health systems

Health systems: Securing healthy futures through food fortification. The work of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Louisa Bare, Crown Agents, UK

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: AIDS; Medicine; Paediatrics

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: General; Surgery; AIDS; Paediatrics; Infection; Obs & Gyn; Cardiology; Pulmonary; Tropical; Oncology; Gastrology

CPD Challenge

CPD Challenge: Test yourself on the articles appearing in this edition of Africa Health. Answers on page 55.

Publishing Partners

Publishing Partners: An update on activities from our Publishing Partners

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: All work and no play… Answers on page 40.


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