Africa Health November 2012



Shima’s Opinion: Bottoms-up or thigh high! Preferred sites for intramuscular injections. Shima Gyoh challenges current wisdom… with some vert cogent thinking! Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: Linking households and communities to health systems. A Ugandan saying has it that ‘Health is made at home and only repaired at health facilities when it breaks down’. Francis Omaswa ponders. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: Lethal salmonella strain targeting HIV-positive Africans; Cheap colour test picks up HIV


Malaria: Positive manipulation? Creating the market for ACTs. Prof. William R Brieger

The Global Fund

Global Fund: The road to funding: The Global Fund’s new funding model.


Procurement: Ensuring access to reproductive and maternal healthcare through stronger supply chains. Dr. Kwalombota Kwalombota, Crown Agents, UK


MMV: High-quality safe antimalarials for all. Dr. Stephan Duparc, Medicines for Malaria Venture

HIV and diabetes

HIV and diabetes: HIV and diabetes in Africa. Dr. M J Reid and colleagues, University of Botswana

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: General; Tropical; AIDS; Paediatrics; Obs & Gyn; Oncology; Cardiology; Diabetes; Pulmonary; Infection; Neurology

CPD Challenge

CPD challenge: Test yourself on the articles appearing in this edition of Africa Health. Answers on page 55.

Publishing Partners

Publishing Partners: An update on activities from our Publishing Partners

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: Don’t ignore the obvious. Answers on page 45.


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