Africa Health May 2014



Shima’s Opinion: Brains trust. Shima Gyoh on man’s inhumanity to self… by not taking sensible precautions like wearing crash helmets on motorbikes (and we make it NINE on the motorbike pictured!). Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: Lining up for Assembly. Francis Omaswa is impressed at preparations in East, Central and Southern Africa for the upcoming World Health Assembly. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: Superstition, Ghana’s headache to good healthcare; The Millennium Development Goals; Lack of laboratory professionals


Malaria: Malaria investments: corporate social responsibility at the national level. Prof. William R Brieger


Blood and the Helsinki Declaration: Lifeblood of the future. Mr. T Mapako and Dr. J C Emmanuel

The Helsinki Declaration

Mobile technology

Mobile technology: Mobilising Africa: the growing role of mobile phone technology in healthcare. Taruna Gupta

Medicine Publishing

Medicine Publishing: Dermatological Pharmacology: systemic drugs. S Wakelin

Dermatological history and examination. S Narayan

Dermatological Pharmacology: topical agents. M.MU Chowdhury

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

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: Medicine; Paediatrics

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: General; Surgery; Cardiovascular; Obs & Gyn; Paediatrics; Infection

CPD Challenge

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

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: Unhappy obstruction. Answers on page 44.

Publishing Partners

Publishing Partners: An update on activities from our Publishing Partners


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