Africa Health March 2013



Shima’s Opinion: Faith, prejudices, and the doctor’s practice. Shima Gyoh on the sometimes difficult relationship between ethics, the Hippocratic Oath, and personal beliefs. Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: Quality is rising to the top. The ‘quality of care’ movement is gaining ground in Africa. What is it, and how should we embrace it? Francis Omaswa provides the answers. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: The threat of multi-drug resistant TB; The lack of road safety laws

Investment in malaria

Investment in malaria: The corporate challenge: invest in malaria. Prof. William R Brieger


Training: Getting community-level training right: important lessons from Ethiopia. Lesley-Anne Long, Open University, UK; and Tedla Mulata, AMREF, Ethiopia


Vision: One health: medics and vets in Uganda join hands in disease prevention and control. Dr. Margaret Mungherera, President of the Uganda Medical Association

Health systems

Health systems: Reaching out to rural Africa. Caroline Healey, Crown Agents, UK

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: Ophthalmology; STIs

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: General; Surgery; Obs & Gyn; Tropical; Infection; Pulmonary; Psychology; Gastrology; Dermatology; Paediatrics; Diabetes; Cardiology; Oncology.

CPD Challenge

CPD challenge: Test yourself on the articles appearing in this edition of Africa Health. Answers on page 54.

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: A differential diagnosis. Answers on page 40.

Publishing Partner and Clinical Quiz Answers

Publishing Partners:  An update on activities from our Publishing Partners, and Clinical Quiz Answers


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