Africa Health May 2016



Shima’s Opinion: Time to regulate the ogogoro industry. Methyl alcohol poisoning is remarkably common as an inadvertent spin-off from illicit gin bewing. It has been going on since time immemorial, but is it controllable? Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: Priorities at the 69th World Health Assembly. Francis Omaswa identifies the key issues on the 2016 World Health Assembly agenda. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: Nigeria as hub of Africa’s Centre for Disease Control; Yellow fever warning issued by the World Health Organization as outbreak grows in Angola; Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa book launched.

Ending malaria

Ending malaria: How can we ‘end malaria for good’ if we cannot identify it? Prof. William R Brieger


Technology: Safety moves up the agenda.

Technical innovation

Technical innovation: Clinic In A Can: meeting the needs and challenges of healthcare delivery in rural Africa. Michael Joseph Wawrzewski III

Medicine Publishing

Medicine Publishing: Clinical assessment of renal disease. Conor Byrne, Andrea Cove-Smith

The management of acute kidney injury. Carolyn E Amery, Annette Davies, Lui G Forni

(These articles are reproduced by kind permission of Medicine Publishing Copyright 2016 Published by Elsevier Ltd)

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: Medicine; Paediatrics

CPD Challenge

CPD Challenge: Test yourself on the articles appearing in this edition of Africa Health. Answers on page 38.

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: Unlucky lump. Answers on page 33.


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