Africa Health November 2016



Shima’s Opinion: We need a vaccine for Lassa fever. Shima Gyoh laments that while the Lassa fever is powerful its commercial clout is disappointingly low. How migh a vaccine emerge? Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: Restructuring the African Union Commission is an opportunity for African and global health. Francis Omaswa urges open and clear dialogue as plans are finalised as to who should lead Africa’s health policy dialogue. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: Elsevier and Doctors Without Borders partner to help tackle Africa’s health challenges; Crop contamination a threat to health; New Ebola vaccine under consideration for emergency use

Filarial infections

Filarial infections: Malaria and falaria – synergies in tropical disease control. Prof. William R Brieger

Malaria challenges

Malaria challenges: Stronger research capacity for malaria to counter critical challenges: the Ethiopia experience. Elizabeth Poll, Dr. Cristina Donini, Dr. Stephan Duparc, Prof. Harald Noedl

Medicine Publishing

Medicine Publishing: Asthma mechanisms. Peter J Barnes

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

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: Dermatology; Family Medicine

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: Obs & Gyn; Respiratory; Psychiatry; Infection; Surgery

CPD Challenge

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

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: Hard to swallow. Answers on page 34.


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