Africa Health March 2015



Shima’s Opinion: Primary Health Care in danger in Nigeria. Shima Gyoh reflects on what might have been if policies he helped set in motion 25 years ago had been built upon. Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: International Recruitment of Health Personnel will be a mega trend in the next decade. Francis Omaswa laments Africa’s poor performance in submitting its reports on health migration, and points to the continuing international crisis. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: First rapid blood test for Ebola been approved for use; Call for mines to invest in African health systems; Measles vaccination rates in parts of Africa surpass those in the US

Invest in malaria

Invest in malaria: Invest in malaria is to invest in development? What is the correlation at the national level. Prof. William R Brieger

Severe malaria

Severe malaria: Providing timely access to pre-referral treatment for severe malaria: how ready is the market in sub-Saharan Africa? Ioana Ursu and Meghan Kumar, on behalf of Medicines for Malaria Venture

Health strengthening

Health strengthening: Building a responsive and results-driven World Health Organization in Africa. Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, World Health Organizations Regional Director for Africa

Medicine Publishing

Medicine Publishing: Anatomy of the heart. Robert H Whitaker

Laboratory diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections. Catherine A Ison, Jennifer Tosswill and Sarah Alexander

Management of sexually transmitted infections in non-genitourinary specialists settings. Peter Nall

(These articles are reproduced by kind permission of Medicine Publishing Copyright 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd)

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: Ophthalmology; STI

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: Infection; Dermatology; Obs & Gyn; Paediatrics; Respiratory; Diabetes; Critical care; 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: Getting breathless. Answers on page 35.

Publishing Partners

Publishing Partners: An update on activities from our Publishing Partners


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