Africa Health September 2013



Shima’s Opinion: Three-parent babies. Shima Gyoh reflects on the ethical dilemma of scientific progress. Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: Retired but not tired. There is an under-utilised resource in our midst. Francis Omaswa advocates great use. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: Health cooperation between Africa and China; Reports of an early step in a cure for sleeping sickness.

Medicine development

Medicine development: Developing medicines, saving lives. Dr. David Reddy, Medicines for Malaria Venture

Patient rights

Patient rights: Patient-centred healthcare: the future for care in Africa. Yasemin Dil and Caroline Staffell, the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations.

Medic Africa Exhibitions

Medic Africa Exhibitions: A preview of the forthcoming events in Lagos and Nairobi.

Health systems

Health systems: What does country ownership mean to health? Toby Arul-Pragasam, Crown Agents, UK, and Muchaneta Mwonzora, Crown Agents, Zimbabwe

Patient compliance

Patient compliance: Is DOTS an effective strategy for TB control in a developing country? Dr. Akaninyene Asuquo Otu

Medicine Publishing

Medicine Publishing: Optimal use of blood tests in acute medicine. Peter Rae and Sara Jenks

Management of poisoning. Allister Vale and Sally Bradberry

(These articles are reproduced by kind permission of Medicine Publishing Copyright 2013 Published by Elsevier Ltd)

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: Medicine; STIs; Paediatrics

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: General; Oncology; Gastrology; Psychology; Neurology; Cardiology; Diabetes

Publishing Partners

Publishing Partners: An update on activities from our Publishing Partners

CPD Challenge

CPD Challenge: Test yourself on the articles appearing in this edition of Africa Health. Answers on page 53.

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: Just a cough? Answers on page 45.


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