Africa Health January 2017



Shima’s Opinion: Alcohol causes cancer. The medical evidence against alcohol is strong and yet it seems almost untouchable in terms of criticism in many societies. Shima Gyoh wonders quite how it has achieved such a lauded position. Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: Leaving no one behind. Francis Omaswa looks at the challenges in designing health systems for accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: Ebola vaccine trial provides high protection against disease; Gates Foundation to invest in HIV prevention device; ECOWAS launch cross border meeting on epidemic disease.

Malaria elimination

Malaria elimination: The potential role for mass drug administration in malaria elimination. Prof. William R Brieger

Medicine Publishing

Medicine Publishing: Monitoring drug therapy. Andrew W Hitchings

Transient loss of consciousness. Peter O’Callaghan

What do we need to do to sustain compassionate medical care? Raymond J Chadwick, Beth A Lown

(These articles are reproduced by kind permission of Medicine Publishing Copyright 2017 Published by Elsevier Ltd)

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: AIDS; Paediatrics

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: Paediatrics; Infection; Gastroenterology; HIV; Misc

CPD Challenge

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

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: Under pressure. Answers on page 34.


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