Africa Health July 2014



Shima’s Opinion: Defrocking the doctor. Shima Gyoh is unhappy at the prospect that the European trend towards discarding the doctor’s white coat might spread to his home patch. Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: Africa’s journey towards Universal Health Coverage. UHC is both a vision and a mission says Francis Omaswa. The critical bit is defining how to cost and finance the packages of service. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: The Ebola crisis; Parasitic worm is thriving in East Africa; The new Wateraid interactive map shows realistic goals for all Africans


Malaria: Malaria in pregnancy control services still lag below targets. Prof. William R Brieger

Human capacity

Human capacity: Providing effective capacity building interventions in developing programmes. Sameh Youssef, Senior Health Consultant, Crown Agents

Medicine Publishing

Medicine Publishing: Itch. Tabi Anika Leslie

Haematological emergencies. Various contributing authors

The blood in systemic disease. Ted Gordon-Smith

(These articles are reproduced by kind permission of Medicine Publishing Copyright 2014 Published by Elsevier Ltd)

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: Surgery; Paediatrics; Cardiovascular; Tuberculosis; Psychiatry; Respiratory; Misc

CPD Challenge

CPD Challenge: Test yourself on the articles appearing in this edition of Africa Health. Answers on page 46.

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: Keeping an eye. Answers on page 37.

Publishing Partners

Publishing Partners: An update on activities from our Publishing Partners


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