Africa Health March 2014



Shima’s Opinion: Anti-gay laws: prejudice based on what we fear or do not understand. Shima Gyoh delivers some reasoned thinking to the debate. Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: ‘Inclusive Africa’ is the way forward. Africa’s future policy direction is best driven from wuthin or via informed collaborative iniatives, says Francis Omaswa. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: The UNAIDS and Lancet Commission on AIDS and global health; The malaria ‘master switch’ revealed

Severe asthma

Severe asthma: Advances in the treatment of severe malaria. Fedoua Gandia and Sonia Rouatbi

Education review

Education review: Studying abroad; a mature student’s experience. Felix Abrahams Obi

Doctoral education: leveraging the limited resources. An abridged version of the Association of Commonwealth Universities report on health-related PhD studies available in Africa.

Knowledge management

Knowledge management: Big spenders – processes and priorities of fund and grant programmes. Maya Jaffe, Senior Health Advisor, Crown Agents

Medicine Publishing

Medicine Publishing: Investigation and management of anaemia. EJ Parker-Williams

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

Clinical Review

Clinical Review STDs; Ophthalmology

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: General; Surgery; Obs & Gyn; Infection; Oncology; Respiratory; Malaria

CPD Challenge

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

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: Pass the water. Answers on page 44.

Publishing Partners

Publishing Partners: An update on activities from our Publishing Partners


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