Africa Health November 2015



Shima’s Opinion: Shima Gyoh traces the advent of user fees in the Nigerian health service, its effect on hospital attendance, and the remarkable volte-face of leading agencies who now realise how wrong they were. Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: Moeti’s transformational agenda for WHO Afro needs proactive support from member states if it is to work, says Francis Omaswa. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: Maternal and Newborn Health Innovations Project launched in Kenya; Scientists mark ‘stunning success’ of vaccine in virtually ridding Africa of meningitis A; Kenya first country to launch Novartis Access

Plasmodium vivax

Plasmodium vivax: Plasmodium vivax ‘returns’ to Africa to threaten health. Prof. William R Brieger

Malaria materials

Malaria materials: Supporting adherence to new malaria treatment with user-friendly materials. Maud Majeres Lugand, Project Officer, Access and Product Management at Medicines for Malaria Venture

Medicine Publishing

Medicine Publishing: Diabetes and the gastrointestinal tract. Ian Forgacs and Omair Raja

Gastroenterology in the elderly. Rajaratnam Mathialagan and Radhakrishnan Hariraj

(These articles are reproduced by kind permission of Medicine Publishing Copyright 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd)

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: Family Medicine

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: Cardiovascular; Infectious Disease; Neurology; Obstetrics; Paediatrics; Public Health; Surgery

CPD Challenge

CPD Challenge: Test yourself on the articles appearing in this edition of Africa Health. Answers on page 38 and 39.

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: Out of breath. Answers on page 33.


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