Africa Health January 2016



Shima’s Opinion: Is man the reservoir for the Ebola Virus? Shima Gyoh ponders on the origin of the index cases in Ebola Virus Disease outbreaks. It is more complex than many think. Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: New report addresses global security risk from infectious diseases. We live in challenging times, with decisive leadership needed. Francis Omaswa hopes African leaders will step-up to the plate. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: Study finds West Africa at highest risk of bat-to-human virus spread; Partnerships could boost innovations in healthcare; Nigeria to build 10,000 new health centres.

Malaria elimination

Malaria elimination: The World Malaria Report 2015: prospects for malaria elimination. Prof. William R Brieger

Blood services

Blood services: Drop by drop: improving African blood services. Alison Dunn and Professor Imelda Bates.

Medicine Publishing

Medicine Publishing: Advances in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Rehan Haidry, David Graham, Adil Butt, and Laurence Lovat.

(These articles are reproduced by kind permission of Medicine Publishing Copyright 2016 Published by Elsevier Ltd)

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: Dermatology; Paediatrics; AIDS

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: Infection; HIV; Paediatrics; Cardiovascular; Obs & Gyn; Surgery; Public Health

CPD Challenge

CPD Challenge: Test yourself on the articles appearing in this edition of Africa Health. Answers on page 39.

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: Obstruction unknown. Answers on page 33.


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