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Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (August 2019) By Dara Oloyede

Uganda: NCDs Drugs Included in the Updated Essential Medicines List ; Tanzania: Heart Diseases On the Rise; Ethiopia: Improving Hypertension Prevention; Kenya: National Cervical Cancer Vaccination Rollout; Uganda Cancer Institute Makes Strides in Research, Treatment, and Training Uganda: NCDs Drugs Included in the Updated Essential Medicines List  Tanzania: Heart Diseases On the Rise  Ethiopia: Improving Hypertension Prev... Read more

Walking can sustain our health

Walking can help to achieve the required physical activity to sustain our health Many people consider themselves too busy and as lacking time for physical activity. I have one question for those people, ‘Are you too busy and have no time to go a hospital while you get sick?  Lack of time is not a barrier to getting active. It is a matter of integrating physical activity into daily routine tasks to achieve the minimum... Read more

Health Promotion Tools on Non-Communicable Diseases in Africa, is there a gap? By Olla Wasfi

If you are a healthcare provider, health educator or a patient, is it easy to find resources on non communicable disease (NCDs) health promotion tools in Africa? Although there are many studies that were done to investigate risk factors and prevalence of non communicable diseases in African countries, there is still a lack of available health promotion tools on NCDs that can be easily found. I have worked on finding health promotion tool... Read more

Do pharmacists have a role in the prevention and management of non communicable diseases? By Olla Wasfi

Pharmacists have multiple roles in different settings. These roles are expanding and include vaccine/injection administration, screening of certain diseases, and patient counselling. As the role of pharmacists is developing beyond their usual practice, the prevention, early detection, and management of non communicable diseases (NCDs) can be integrated within their workflow. With the increasing burden of NCDs worldwide including Africa,... Read more

The need for a life-course approach to preventing NCDs

Due to the chronicity of most non-communicable diseases including mental health problems, there needs to be a multisectoral and comprehensive approach to control and prevent them. The involvement of multiple organisations including health, finance, education, agriculture, and others is pertinent at the different stages of life. This could be achieved through a life-course approach that focuses on controlling and preventing NCDs. Why ... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (May 2019) By Dara Oloyede

Nigeria: Integrating Breast and Cervical Cancer into Secondary Education, Ghana: Using Pictures to Reduce Tobacco Use, Kenya: Strategies to Reduce Non-Communicable Diseases, Botswana: Bank Gaborone Launches Diabetes Project, Rwanda: Increasing NCD Prevention Efforts in Local Communities Nigeria: Integrating Breast and Cervical Cancer into Secondary Education Ghana: Using Pictures to Reduce Tobacco Use  Kenya: Strategies to Red... Read more

Best Practices for Social Media Marketing for Health Promotion

Best Practices for Social Media Marketing for Health Promotion Health promotion is a way of enabling people to increase control over their health and improve their health. Over the years the major communication tools used in health promotion were traditional media such as televisions, radios, billboards, print media (posters, magazines). More recently social media is gaining popularity as another effective communication tool in health pr... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (April 2019) By Dara Oloyede

Nigeria: Access to Basic Amenities Will Reduce NCDs, The Five Cancers Affecting Women Globally, South Africa: The Relationship between Depression and other NCDs, Malawi: Call to Action for More Cancer Services Funding, Uganda: Low Response to Cervical Cancer Immunization Nigeria: Access to Basic Amenities Will Reduce NCDs The Five Cancers Affecting Women Globally  South Africa: The Relationship between Depression and other NCD... Read more

Blog 4: Mental Health Recommendations

Recommendations to Improve Mental Health in African Countries Based on my research to date on mental illness within the African population and resource-poor countries, I have come to conclude some general recommendations that would improve this serious public health issue. There appears to be a relationship between non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as mental illness and communicable diseases such as HIV. For instance, research has sh... Read more

It's Time

It's Time The 24th of March each year has been set aside by all UN member states to raise public awareness on Tuberculosis (TB). This yearly event marks the discovery of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in 1882 (the bacteria responsible for causing Tuberculosis) by Dr Robert Koch.This event has been celebrated yearly since 1997 with different themes for each year.The 2019 theme for world TB day is “it’s time”This theme is a c... Read more
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