Africa Health September 2014



Shima’s Opinion: Cure for Ebola virus disease. The fast-tracking of ZMapp for human use in the current Ebola outbreak is notable. Shima Gyoh looks into the background od this intriguing development. Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: Let us all prepare for Ebola. Valuable lessons were learned during the Ebola outbreak in Uganda in 2000. Trying to ensure a legacy to take forward us equally important. Francis Omaswa was in the hot-seat in 2000. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: Giant rats trained to sniff out tuberculosis; Ebola to run into 2015; fears for patients with other diseases

Medic exhibition previews

Medic exhibition previews: Medic emergence. Bryan Pearson

Ebola care

Ebola care: Ebola: management guidelines. The World Health Organization’s interim infection prevention and control guidance

Malaria treatment

Malaria treatment: From famine to feast: the transformation of the ACT malaria treatment landscape since 2004. Jean-René Kiechel, Senior Project Manager and Advisor; and Graciela Diap, Medical Coordinator, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

Severe malaria

Severe malaria: Saving more lives from severe malaria. Christian Burri, Clinical Pharmacologist and Parasitologist, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute; and Antionette Tshefu Kitoto, Kinshasa School of Public Health, DRC

Community engagement

Community engagement: The significance of community engagement in strengthening health systems. Douglas Orr, Senior Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Crown Agents

Medicine Publishing

Medicine Publishing: Superficial fungal infections. Roberick Hay

Tuberculosis meningitis. Guy Thwaites

(These articles are reproduced by kind permission of Medicine Publishing Copyright 2014 Published by Elsevier Ltd)

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: Medicine; STIs; Paediatrics

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: Oncology; Rheumatology; Musculoskeletal; Obs & Gyn; Pain Management; HIV/AIDS; Misc

CPD Challenge

CPD Challenge: Test yourself on the articles appearing in this edition of Africa Health. Answers on page 54.

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: Feeling a little faint. Answers on page 43.

Publishing Partners

Publishing Partners: An update on activities from our Publishing Partners


Leave A Reply