Africa Health May 2012



Shima’s Opinion: The patient’s autonomy and doctor’s responsibility. Shima Gyoh contemplates the ‘new diplomacy’ that the doctor needs to develop. Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: For the avoidance pf duplication. An African health policy framework exists, but external agencies keep walking around it. Francis Omaswa assesses the way forward. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: Sub-Saharan Africa: from the resistance spread of malaria; Cost-effective strategies to prevent CVD


Malaria: Waiting for intermittent preventive treatment to go live. Prof. William R Brieger

Knowledge management

Knowledge management: Insights on public health. John Eyers


Procurement: Fighting the scourge of counterfeit medicines in Africa.

Cochrane Review

Cochrane Review: Cochrane’s Evidence Update. In areas where malaria transmission is seasonal, does intermittent preventive treatment reduce malaria morbidity and mortality in children?

Africa Health Exhibition

Africa Health Exhibition: Featuring the finest: a preview of the 2nd Africa Health Exhibition taking place in Johannesburg in mid-May.

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: Medicine; Paediatrics

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: General; Tropical; Gastrology; Infection; AIDS; Psychiatry; Obs & Gyn; Pulmonary; Cardiology; Neurology; Oncology

CPD Challenge

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

Publishing Partners

Publishing Partners: An update on activities from our Publishing Partners

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: Cheap to treat. Answers on page 43.


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