Africa Health September 2015



Shima’s Opinion: Genome Editing: prospects and fears. Shima Gyoh unravels the complex world of genome editing, and ends with a question. Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: Sustainable Development Goals kick off this month. Francis Omaswa welcomes the SGDs, but wonders if they are a bit too wide-ranging to capture the imagination of politicians and the community at large? Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: Vaccine shortage leaves Africa vulnerable to meningitis outbreak; Africa within reach of being certified a polio-free continent; Scientists warn of the risk from air pollution over the megacities of West Africa.

Malaria vaccine

Malaria vaccine: The long and still winding road to a malaria vaccine. Prof. William R Brieger

Ebola frontline

Ebola frontline: On Liberia’s Ebola frontline. Philip Mansell and Lila Guha

Malaria treatment

Malaria treatment: Adherence to antimalarial treatments in the real world – does it really matter? Adam Aspinall, Director, Product Strategy & Management, at Medicines for Malaria Venture

Medicine Publishing

Medicine Publishing: Infectious diarrhoea. Paul Kelly

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

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: Medicine; Paediatrics; STDs

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: Obs & Gyn; Infection; Cardiovascular; Respiratory; Oncology; Psychiatry; Dermatology.

CPD Challenge

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

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: What a pain! Answers on page 33.


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