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Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (May 2018) By Dara Oloyede

WHO Encourages Nigerians to Exercise, 36% of Nigerians say their health needs are met, Malawians Encouraged to go for High Blood Pressure testing, Namibia: 30% of deaths due to heart diseases, Zambia: Prioritizing Nutrition for Socio-economic Development WHO Encourages Nigerians to Exercise 36% of Nigerians Say Their Health Needs Are Met Malawians Encouraged To Go For High Blood Pressure Testing Namibia: 30% Of Deaths Due ... Read more

"Don't touch that dial": rethinking media messaging in light of non-communicable diseases

The hidden effect of social and mass media should be recognized and public health actions are needed to ensure the digital generation keeps moving. Overview It is clear that both social & mass media have greater use for entertaining and educating people. Many of us use media for promoting physical activity to the some extent. However, constant use of technology can also discourage peoples to stay active. Acce... Read more

The need to plan more healthy urban futures for a rapidly urbanizing African continent.

Urbanization and non-communicable diseases such as diabetes in Sub-saharan Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), a region once primarily marred by poverty, malnutrition, famines and communicable diseases like AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and tropical fevers, has now gathered much strength from urbanization. Today, SSA is the world's fastest urbanizing region. Worldwide, urbanization is a debatable issue. It does pose various kinds of chal... Read more

The sad state of mental health across Africa : It's time to tackle mental health

Mental health continues to be neglected not only in South Africa, but across the African continent too. Over the past few years, the Life Esidimeni tragedy has been making headlines in South African news publications. The tragedy involves the deaths of over 140 psychiatric patients who were transferred to ill-equipped non-governmental organisations (NGOs) when the provincial Department of Health terminated its contract with the... Read more

Displacement and Mental Illness in African Countries

With the mission to fight non-communicable diseases in Africa, through the voices and creativity of everyday people, Engage Africa Foundation, engages students, bloggers, volunteers, trained professionals to create global awareness about chronic diseases. One of the bloggers of Engage Africa Foundation is Nusrat and she is researching to develop content around human rights, conflict and non-communicable disease prevention and management... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (March 2018) By Dara Oloyede

Nigeria: 1 In 5 Nigerians Live With Chronic Depression, Nigeria: NCD Alliance Calls For Cigarette Taxes , Kenya: NCD’s Leading Cause Of Deaths In Kenya, Ethiopia: Kidney Disease Prevention, Rwanda: Nutrition Guidelines Nigeria: 1 In 5 Nigerians Live With Chronic DepressionNigeria: NCD Alliance Calls For Cigarette Taxes Kenya: NCD’s Leading Cause Of Deaths In Kenya Ethiopia: Kidney Disease PreventionRwanda: Nutrition Gui... Read more

Cross-sectoral partnerships and fighting NCDs: An example from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Blog - Engage Africa Foundation Engage Africa Foundation works with future public health leaders to mentor them in public health as it relates to chronic disease prevention and control. Through their practicums, they grow in their understanding of and ability to contribute to emerging public health challenges. One of those students is Yllka Sejdiu and she will be reflecting on her growth through monthly blogposts. Bill and Meli... Read more

Hitting Home Series: Abas Ibekwe is living her best life, the fit way

Today’s Hitting Home Series feature is more than close to home for us! Our feature today is a member of the Engage Africa Foundation team. She keeps the team’s social media pages up-to-date, while pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Toronto. Abas Ibekwe is the social media manager at Engage Africa Foundation. We are very pleased to feature, Abas. Today’s Hitting Home Series feature is more than close to ho... Read more

An array of hope for Eritreans: A secondary prevention mechanism strategy to eradicate Uterine Cervical Cancer in Eritrea

With the mission to fight non-communicable diseases in Africa through the voices and creativity of everyday people, Engage Africa Foundation, engages students, bloggers, volunteers, trained professionals to create global awareness about chronic diseases. One of the bloggers of Engage Africa Foundation is Nusrat and she is researching to develop content around human rights, conflict and non-communicable disease prevention and management ... Read more

Healthy Couple = Happy Couple!

How couple based interventions has the potential of combatting non-communicable diseases Engage Africa Foundation works with future public health leaders to mentor them in public health as it relates to chronic disease prevention and control. Through their practicums, their grow in their understanding of and ability to contribute to emerging public health challenges. One of those students is Afnan Ullah and she will be reflecting on her ... Read more
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