Africa Health July 2013



Shima’s Opinion: Making a hash of common sense? Shima Gyoh is worried by libertarian calls for the legalisation of marijuana for recreational use. Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: Cultivating a culture of scholarly writing. Africa’s reading culture is poor. Should we be concerned? Francis Omaswa thinks we should and lays out the reasons why. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: New HIV infections in children reducing; A new programme to battle Hepatitis C

Rapid diagnostics: malaria

Rapid diagnostics: malaria: Malaria: rapid tests moving slowly to market. Prof. William R Brieger

Rapid diagnostics: RDTs

Rapid diagnostics: RDTs: RDT introduction in Nigeria: successes and challenges. Susan Elden, DfiD, Nigeria; and Abba Umar, Chief of Party, MAPS, Nigeria.


Ebola: Ebola: trying to hard? Olimpia de la Rosa Vásquez, MSF, Barcelona

Health systems

Health systems: Public-Private Partnerships for better access to health products. Maurice Diamond, Crown Agents, UK

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: Pharmacy; Family Medicine

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: General; Surgery; Oncology; Gastrology; Obs & Gyn; Infection; Pulmonary; Neurology; Cardiology

Publishing Partners

Publishing Partners: An update on activities from our Publishing Partners

CPD Challenge

CPD challenge: Test yourself on the articles appearing in this edition of Africa Health. Answers on page 51.

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: Don’t leave it, it will not go away. Answers on page 39.


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