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March 2015 Africa Health and Nigeria edition

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Africa Health March 2015 front cover



Opinion – Primary health care in danger in Nigeria. Shima Gyoh reflects on what might have been if policies he helped set in motion 25 years ago had been built upon. Shima Gyoh

Opinion – International Recruitment of Health Personnel will be a mega trend in the next decade. Francis Omaswa laments Africa’s poor performance in submitting its reports on health migration, and points to the continuing international crisis. Francis Omaswa

News – First rapid blood test for Ebola been approved for use; Call for mines to invest in African health systems; Measles vaccination rates in parts of Africa surpass those in the US.

Invest in Malaria – Invest in malaria is to invest in development? What is the correlation at the national level. Prof William R Brieger

Severe Malaria – Providing timely access to pre-referral treatment for sever malaria: how ready is the market in sub-Saharan Africa? Ioana Ursu and Meghan Kumar, on behalf of Medicines for Malaria Venture

Health strengthening – Building a responsive and results-driven World Health Organization in Africa. Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, World Health Organizations Regional Director for Africa

Medicine Publishing – Anatomy of the heart. Robert H Whitaker; Laboratory diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections. Catherine A Ison, Jennifer Tosswill and Sarah Alexander; Management of sexually transmitted infections in non-genitourinary specialist settings. Peter Nall

Clinical Quiz Answers

Clinical Review – Ophthalmology; STI

Medicine Digest – Infection; Dermatology; Obs & Gyn; Paediatrics; Respiratory; Diabetes; Critical care; Misc

CPD Challenge – Test yourself on the articles appearing in this issue of Africa Health. Answers on the same page.

Publishing Partners – Vaccines on the move

Clinical Quiz – Getting breathless. Answers on page 35

Nigeria front cover

Nigeria edition – News update: Initiative launched to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Nigeria; Nigeria’s drug warehousing system strengthened under new collaboration with US government.

A vision for Nigeria health system in 2030. Dr. Tarry Asoka

The vacuums that digital health can fill in Nigeria’s healthcare system. Paul Adepoju

Dealing with the increasing interference of religion in healthcare. Paul Adepoju