Africa Health May 2017



Shima’s Opinion: Cannabis: wrong road to medicine. Prescriptive use yes; social use no. Shima Gyoh surveys the evidence in the marijuana debate. Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: Fifth Forum of the African HRH Platform Call to Action. The human resources for health challenge is only too evident. Francis Omaswa rounds up the outcome of the latest policy and action review. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: Meningitis epidemic kills hundreds in Nigeria; Encouraging investment in the West Africa health sector; After Ebola, Liberians slowly embrace mental healthcare

Chloroquine use

Chloroquine use: Where is chloroquine now? Prof. William R Brieger

Disease control

Disease control: Establishing the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention: the upside to a crisis. John Nkengasong, Rachel Idowu, Sheila Shawa, et al

Medicine Publishing

Medicine Publishing: Dizziness in older adults. Rebecca Lee, Andrew Elder

Ten principles of good psychiatric prescribing. Peter M Haddad

The physiology of ageing. Arunraj Navaratnarajah, Stephen HD Jackon

(These articles are reproduced by kind permission of Medicine Publishing Copyright 2017 Published by Elsevier Ltd)

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: Medicine; Paediatrics

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: Infection; Obs & Gyn; Cardiovascular; Paediatrics; Gastroenterology; Misc

CPD Challenge

CPD Challenge: Test yourself on the articles appearing in this edition of Africa Health. Answers on page 39.

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz Questions: Eye see. Answers on page 34.


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