Africa Health March 2012



Shima’s Opinion: Killing bacteria for a sterile environment. Shima Gyoh on the threat to homo-fungo-bacteri-virusShima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: What lessons can Africa learn from China’s health success. Francis Omaswa observes. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: Sub-Saharan Africa: from WHO’s disputable malaria mortality rates; Sleeping sickness drug resistance.

Special education review

Student life: Student life abroad: a ‘new’ entirely academic African perspective. Kat Akingbade interviews four students from Africa

E-learning: Online learning: an overview. Jennifer Waller

Supply chain: Building supply chain competence in the health sector. Elinor Caborn

Alumni: Leveraging the alumni. Kenyan students at the University of Worcester

Reflection: Can the power of reflection improve our future direction. Fernando Maldonado


Malaria: Are people willing and able to pay for malaria services? Prof. William R Brieger

Knowledge management

Knowledge management: Surgery – from scalpel to subject matter. John Eyers

The Global Fund: Joining forces with a theatre company to raise tuberculosis awareness.

Cochrane’s Evidence Update: Does offering incentives to patients improve attendance at clinic for test results, or increase the number of people who complete TB treatment?

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: STDs; Ophthalmology

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: General; Tropical; AIDS; Paediatrics; Obs & Gyn; Infection; Diabetes; Cardiology; Oncology

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: A no-rash diagnosis. Answers on page 51.


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