Africa Health September 2017



Shima’s Opinion: Homeopathy: the lure of the unknown. Shima Gyoh yearns for better primary care services to persuade people away from traditional and homeopathic medicine. Shima Gyoh


Francis’ Opinion: On the right track. Francis Omaswa reports from the 67th Session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for Africa. Francis Omaswa


Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: Point-of-care diagnosis of tuberculosis may reduce patients’ time to treatment; Better patient communication gets more people admitting adherence issues; Rapid response to cholera outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria.

Bed nets

Bed nets: The challenge of using and misusing insecticide-treated bed nets. William R Brieger

Clinical trials and Filovirus outbreaks

Clinical trials and Filovirus outbreaks:

Clinical trials: Conducting clinical trials during epidemic. Keith P.W. J. McAdam, Gerald T. Keusch, Fred Wabwire-Mangen, Olayemi Omatade

Filovirus outbreaks: Strenthening capacity for responding to filovirus outbreaks. Mohammed Lamorde, Richard Walwema, Richard Brough


Leadership: Developing effective leadership from the modern physician. Liam Fisher Jones


Cancer: Tackling Africa’s cancer crisis. Bryan Pearson

Rectal artesunate

Rectal artesunate: Increasing uptake of rectal artesunate to buy time against severe malaria. Pierre Hugo and Elizabeth Poll

Medicine Publishing

Medicine Publishing: Acquired disorders of coagulation. Vickie McDonald

(These articles are reproduced by kind permission of Medicine Publishing Copyright 2017 Published by Elsevier Ltd)

Clinical Review

Clinical Review: STI; Medicine; Paediatrics

Medicine Digest

Medicine Digest: Obs & Gyn; Infection; Paediatrics; Diabetes; Gastroenterology; Misc

CPD Challenge

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

Clinical Quiz

Clinical Quiz: A spoonful of sugar. Answers on page 34.


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