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Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (March 2017) By Dara Oloyede

The Burden of Cancer in Tanzania, South Africa: Unhealthy Food Ads Target Poor People, West Africa: New Regional Center for Disease Control, 34 Million Nigerians Living with Kidney Disease, and Liberia: New National Public Health Institute. March 2017 Africa Health NewsThe Burden of Cancer in Tanzania South Africa: Unhealthy Food Ads Target Poor PeopleWest Africa: New Regional Center for Disease Control34 Million Nigerians Living with Ki... Read more

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia It was a mind blowing story that splashed across the headlines in Canada. A young man had been mercilessly butchered on the Greyhound bus from Edmonton to Manitoba. His killer was a 40 year old male, who was a fellow passenger. One question that still rings in everyone’s mind is what could have driven someone to do such a thing? The answer to this question lies in the mind of the victim’s killer. According to hi... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (February 2017) By Dara Oloyede

South Africa: Psychiatric Patients Die due to Negligent Treatment, One in eight people have high blood pressure in Nairobi’s slums, Nigeria: New National Health Policy, Tanzania: Men Forgotten in Cancer Care, Kenya: Ministry Creates Easy to Understand Booklets and Fliers on Cancer February 2017 Africa Health NewsSouth Africa: Psychiatric Patients Die Due to Negligent TreatmentOne in Eight People Have High Blood Pressure in Nairobi&rsqu... Read more

Q1 Challenge: #Engage100DaysOfFitness

Q1 Challenge: #Engage100DaysOfFitness Relax, we will do something the other 360+ days but I thought it’d be exciting to have quarterly challenges to make things interesting. Ok, I’m totally making that up. I got the inspiration from one of my friends, Rashad. We’ve had previous discussions on fitness and health choices so this year he decided to embark on a “100 day fitness challenge”. Rashad is looking to d... Read more

Measuring Progress

Measuring Progress Happy new year everyone! Hope everyone had a great holiday and had lots of quality time with friends and family. It is that time of the year where everyone makes their new resolutions once again. Statistically, 80% of all New Year resolutions are health and fitness related. Ok, the truth is, I made that up but I have a feeling that if I bothered to fact-check that, the numbers will be strongly correlated. Hey, there is... Read more

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that has 2 components (from the word “bi”)- a depressive and a manic component. The depressive component comes from depression and the manic component describes mania which is defined as great excitement, euphoria, delusions and/or over activity. There are two types of bipolar disorder:Bipolar I- Mostly mania compared to depressionBiplar II- More depression compared to ma... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (January 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Africa: E-Cigarettes Have Become A Health Dilemma, Increasing Number Of Africans At Risk Of Mortality From Chronic Diseases, Tanzania: Cervical Cancer Prevention And Treatment Initiatives, Uganda: Diabetes Cases On The Rise, Zimbabwe Tackles Mental Health With ‘Friendship Benches’ January 2017 Health News Africa: E-Cigarettes Have Become A Health Dilemma Increasing Number Of Africans At Risk Of Mortality From Chronic Diseases ... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (December 2016) By Dara Oloyede

Kenya: Rising Rates of Diabetes Among Children, Tanzania: Rising Rates of Cervical Cancer, Nigeria: Many Die Due to Non-Communicable Diseases, Famine and Fat: Malawi’s Double-Edged Nutrition Problem, WHO: More Africans at risk of chronic illness December 2016 Health News Kenya: Rising Rates of Diabetes Among Children Tanzania: Rising Rates of Cervical Cancer Nigeria: Many Die Due to Non-Communicable Diseases Famine and Fat: M... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (November 2016) By Dara Oloyede

Diabetes Awareness Drive in Kamuli, Uganda, Dunkin' Donuts Opens in South Africa, Nigeria: Gov’t Urged to Improve Implementation of Nutrition Policy, Diabetes-Third Cause of Death in Burundi, Nigeria: Air Pollution Puts Many At Risk of Chronic Diseases, Strengthening Research Capacity on Non-Communicable Diseases in Africa November 2016 Diabetes Awareness Drive in Kamuli, Uganda Dunkin’ Donuts Opens in South Africa Nige... Read more

Suzanne Brume is keeping it very fit, in her interview with Engage Africa Foundation

Suzanne Brume is definitely a fitness expert to know and we are very happy to feature her in today’s Hitting Home Series. Suzanne runs an award-winning fitness blog called Eights and Weights. Through her blog, Suzanne consistently shares tips on how to live a fitter and healthier life. Engage Africa Foundation is extremely excited to share her story, as her fitness expertise is mainly aimed at an African audience. Suzanne Brume is de... Read more

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