Africa Health July 2012



Shima’s Opinion: Infection and intelligence. Shima Gyoh thinks evidence of the correlation between infection and intelligence should in form governments of the absolute priority to raise citizenry out of poverty. Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: A vision for transformative capacity building for Africa’s health. An African-led consensus on health development measures is coming together. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: Worldwide increase in premature births; encouraging Africa-lead innovation to address the continent’s health needs.

The Global Fund

The Global Fund: Setting priorities for palliative care: each country sets its own agenda

HIV care

HIV care: Where’s the care in the post-ART era?

How HIV care promotes prevention

Care and support during the pre-ART stage: what is the role of palliative care?

Integration: making it happen

Children and HIV care needs

Research on the impact of palliative care services offered in ART clinics


Malaria: Evolution of intermittent screening and treatment for malaria in pregnancy control. Prof. William R Brieger


Procurement: How do we keep millions living with HIV/AIDS in Africa on the ARVs they need? David Jamieson, Crown Agents, UK

Knowledge management

Knowledge management: What helps? What harms? Based on what evidence? John Eyers

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: Pharmacy; Dermatology

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: General; Tropical; Cardiology; Obs & Gyn; Infection; Paediatrics; Surgery; Oncology; Diabetes; Psychology; Neurology

CPD Challenge

CPD Challenge: Test yourself on the articles appearing in this edition of Africa Health. Answers on page 62.

Publishing Partners

Publishing Partners: An update on activities from our Publishing Partners

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: Is this dementia? Answers on page 49.


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